Preserve formatting when you convert Excel to PDF.

Explore the different ways to convert your Excel workbook to a PDF and preserve formatting.

Excel spreadsheets are an intuitive way to display and share data. But if your formatting is off, it can be hard for other people to read — and it’s not unusual for this to happen when you export workbooks as PDFs. Keep your margins in place like a pro with these tips on how to preserve formatting when converting Excel to PDF.

Use a PDF tool to convert Excel sheets.

If you want to preserve your Excel spreadsheet’s margins, text, and more, the best place to start is with a PDF tool like Adobe Acrobat online services. Open from any web browser and simply follow the steps below:

  1. Click Select A File and drag and drop your Excel sheet, or select the file and upload.
  2. Watch as Acrobat online services convert your Excel sheet to PDF automatically.
  3. Download the converted file as a PDF.

All of your formatting translates over perfectly in just a few seconds. You can also preserve Excel workbook formatting with Acrobat DC on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device.

Change advanced settings in Excel.

If you don’t have access to a PDF tool, you can download your workbook as a PDF directly from Excel. Avoid cut-off text or shifted margins, by adjusting adjust some of the advanced settings like:

Once you’re happy with the formatting, go to File then select Save As and choose the PDF option.

Discover what more you can do with Acrobat online services and Acrobat DC to convert and share PDFs.