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Two Easy Ways to convert or import Word document contents to Excel worksheet

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-04-21

Sometimes, you may need to convert a Word document to Excel worksheet or import the Word document data to worksheet, do you know any quick way instead of copying and pasting? This tutorial provides two easiest ways to handle this job.

Method A: Convert Word to Excel with the Save As and the From Text utility (7 steps)

To convert Word document to Excel worksheet, you can combine Save As function in Word and From Text function in Excel.

1. Open the Word document you want to Excel worksheet, click File > Save As command, then click Browse to open Save As dialog, choose one destination to place the new file, and in the Save as type drop-down list, select Plain Text.
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2. Click Save to save the Word document as new text file, then a File Conversion dialog pops out, just click OK to close the dialog.
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3. Then enable the Excel workbook you want to import Word document data, click Data > From Text, and in Import Text File dialog, select the text file you want to import.
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4. Check Delimited option, click Next.
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5. In the step 2 of the wizard, check the delimiter you want to split the data based on, click Next.
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6. In the last step of the wizard, you can specify the format of data, if you do not need to change the format, check General option.
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7. Click Finish. Then the Import Data dialog pops out, you can choose one cell of the active worksheet to place the import text data, or check New worksheet option to import data in a new sheet. Click OK.
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Then the Word document contents have been imported in Excel worksheet.


If you want to convert Word document data to Excel worksheet (convert data delimited based a separator in Word document to a table in Excel) as below screenshot shown, this method will be a good choice,but if you just want to import all Word document data including graphs to Excel worksheet, please go to method B.

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Method B: Convert Word to Excel with the VBA (4 steps)

If you want to convert or import all data in Word document to Excel, you can use VBA code.

1. Press Alt + F11 key to enable Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module to create a new Module script, copy and paste below code to the script.

VBA code: Import Word To Excel

  Sub ImportWord()

Dim xObjDoc As Object

Dim xWdApp As Object

Dim xWdName As Variant

Dim xWb As Workbook

Dim xWs As Worksheet

Dim xName As String

Dim xPC, xRPP

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

Application.DisplayAlerts = False

xWdName = Application.GetOpenFilename("Word file(*.doc;*.docx) ,*.doc;*.docx", , "Kutools - Please select")

If xWdName = False Then Exit Sub

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

Set xWb = Application.ActiveWorkbook

Set xWs = xWb.Worksheets.Add

Set xWdApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")

xWdApp.ScreenUpdating = False

xWdApp.DisplayAlerts = False

Set xObjDoc = xWdApp.Documents.Open(Filename:=xWdName, ReadOnly:=True)


xPC = xObjDoc.Paragraphs.Count

Set xRPP = xObjDoc.Range(Start:=xObjDoc.Paragraphs(1).Range.Start, End:=xObjDoc.Paragraphs(xPC).Range.End)


On Error Resume Next


xName = xObjDoc.Name

xName = Replace(xName, ":", "_")

xName = Replace(xName, "\", "_")

xName = Replace(xName, "/", "_")

xName = Replace(xName, "?", "_")

xName = Replace(xName, "*", "_")

xName = Replace(xName, "[", "_")

xName = Replace(xName, "]", "_")

If Len(xName) > 31 Then

    xName = Left(xName, 31)

End If

xWs.Name = xName




Set xObjDoc = Nothing

xWdApp.DisplayAlerts = True

xWdApp.ScreenUpdating = True

xWdApp.Quit (wdDoNotSaveChanges)

Application.DisplayAlerts = True

Application.ScreenUpdating = True

End Sub

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3. Press F5 key to run the code, a Kutools – Please select dialog pops out for you to select one Word document to import (only can import one document once time).
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4. Click Open, then the selected Word document will be imported as one new sheet. See screenshot:
Tip: The new sheet will be auto named with the name of imported Word.

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If there are multiple graphs (pictures, charts, formulas), they may be overlapped by each other.
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1. Click Kutools Plus > Workbook > Format Converter.
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2. In the File Format Converter dialog,

  1. Select the conversion operation as you need in Type drop-down list, such as Excel workbook to PDF;
  2. Click  doc add to add files or folders you want to convert.
  3. Select one destination to place the converted files.

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3. Click Ok, a new workbook created to list the conversion result for you, and at the meanwhile, the files have been done conversion.
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Convert PDF to Excel sheet
Here introduce the way to convert one PDF to one Excel sheet, and the way to convert a Excel range to PDF file with steps.

Convert a text file to an Excel sheet
Here using the Open command or a trick to insert a text file to Excel, data is delimited by a separator.

Convert XLSX file to XLS or PDF file
In some cases, we may want to convert Excel 2007 or higher xlsx file to Excel 97-2003 xls file or PDF file. In Excel, we may use the Save as command to solve this task, but here I can introduce you a good converter to quickly convert multiple xlsx files to xls files or pdf files in Excel.

Convert Excel to Word document
In this article, it provides two ways to convert a Excel sheet to Word document, one is using the Copy and Paste Command, the another one is inserting Excel sheet to Word as object.

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Hello ,Real gerat works good .I have one Question , what i have to change that the Copy is every time in the same Worksheed Named Technician .Thanks for your helpRegardsGuido
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Is it possible to import data from a word to excel on colors algorithm? So, I spell the cities with red and countries with blue in a word document, and then to import only these to excel. I don’t know if I made myself clear. Thanks
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Hi there, what if you wanted to copy paragraphs after the table of contents in the word document instead of the entire document?
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Hi, ak, what is you mean? To copy the paragraphs after a table, just select the paragraphs only and copy them. Please explain your question in more details.
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با سلام : مطلب نحوه تبدیل word به اکسل کمک خیلی زیادی به من کرد خیلی خیلی از مطالب مفیدتان ممنونم
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Super helpful, thank you!
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Soooo helpful! :)
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Thank you SO much! Your directions on turning a Word document into an Excel spreadsheet worked perfectly. You just save me hours of time!
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thankyou so much.....great relif!!
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Thank you so much! that was very helpful and easy to follow.
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really helpful.well explained.
thanks you :)
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