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Quickly convert multiple XLSX files to XLS or PDF files in Excel

Under certain circumstance, you need to convert multiple Excel files from xlsx format to xls format or convert lots of workbooks to PDF files. Normally in Excel, you can use the Save As function to save the Excel format as other formats as you want. If you have hundreds of Excel files need to be converted, this way will be tedious and time-consuming. But with the Format Converter of Kutools for Excel, you can quickly do the following options:

Convert multiple XLSX files to XLS files in Excel

Convert multiple XLS files to XLSX files in Excel

Convert multiple excel workbooks to PDF files in Excel


Click Enterprise >> Workbook >> Format Converter. See screenshots:

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Convert multiple XLSX files to XLS files in Excel

Generally speaking, XLSX file format stands for the Excel 2007 and later versions while the XLS format stands for the Excel 97-03 versions, you can quickly convert multiple XLSX files to XLS files in Excel with following steps:

1.Apply this utility by clicking Enterprise > Workbook > Format Converter.

2. In the File Format Converter dialog box, do the following operations:

  • (1.) Choose the type of your Excel files format that you want to convert from the Type drop down list, in this case, select Excel 2007 or higher to Excel 97-2003;
  • (2.) Click shot-file-format-button1 button to add the files or folders that you want to convert their file format, and the shot-file-format-button2 button can delete the files or folders that you don’t need;
  • (3.) To choose an output directory for these new format of Excel files by clicking shot-file-format-button3 button;
  • (4.) If you don’t want to keep the source files after conversion, please check Delete source files after conversion.
  • (5.)If you want to keep the modified date of original files, please check Keep the modified date of original files.

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3. Then click OK button to start the conversion, after finishing the conversion, a new workbook will be displayed to show the details of the conversion. See screenshot:

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4. And then go to your specified folder to check your converted file format.


strong> Convert multiple XLS files to XLSX files in Excel

1. Apply this Format Converter utility, and in the File Format Converter dialog box, do the following operations:

  • (1.) Choose the type of your Excel files format that you want to convert from the Type drop down list, in this case, select Excel 97-2003 to Excel 2007 or higher;
  • (2.) Click shot-file-format-button1 button to add the files or folders that you want to convert their file format, and the shot-file-format-button2 button can delete the files or folders that you don’t need;
  • (3.) To choose an output directory for these new format of Excel files by clicking shot-file-format-button3 button;
  • (4.) If you don’t want to keep the source files after conversion, please check Delete source files after conversion.
  • (5.)If you want to keep the modified date of original files, please check Keep the modified date of original files.

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2. Click OK to start to convert the selected Excel Files’ format. After finishing the conversion, a new workbook will be displayed to show the details of the conversion. See screenshot:

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3. And the specified files format have been converted to your need, please go to your destination to view them.


Convert multiple excel workbooks to PDF files in Excel

If you want to convert multiple Excel files to PDF files, this utility also can help you.

1. Launch an Excel file, and apply this Format Converter utility by clicking Enterprise > Workbook > Format Converter.

2. In the File Format Converter dialog box, do the following operations:

  • (1.) Choose the type of your Excel files format that you want to convert from the Type drop down list, in this example, select Excel workbook to PDF;
  • (2.) Click shot-file-format-button1 button to add the files or folders that you want to convert their file format, and the shot-file-format-button2 button can delete the files or folders that you don’t need;
  • (3.) To choose an output directory for these new format of files by clicking shot-file-format-button3 button;
  • (4.) If you don’t want to keep the source files after conversion, please check Delete source files after conversion.
  • (5.)If you want to keep the modified date of original files, please check Keep the modified date of original files.

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3. Then click OK to start converting, all the specified Excel files have been converted to the PDF files, and a new workbook will be displayed to show the details of the conversion. See screenshot:

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Note: All of the files in your specified folder which includes the subfolders will be converted to the file format as you want as well.


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