If you want to convert Excel into Word, cut and pasting the data might be your first option. Although convenient, cut and pasting data from Excel to Word will often result in an unsatisfactory formatting loss. The solution is to insert your Excel file as a linked or embedded object. The Excel file will retain all of its original formatting. It will look like a Microsoft Word document, but it will still be editable in Excel.
Things You'll Need
- Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010
Open the Excel document you want to copy. Click the "Office" button and then click "Open." Locate your file and then click "Open."
Select the range of cells you want to copy. Click at the top left of the cells and then drag the cursor to the bottom right.
Press "Ctrl" and "C" together.
Open Microsoft Word.
Click "Paste Special," located on the "Home" tab in the Clipboard group.
Select "Microsoft Object" from the "As" list and then click "Paste."
Tips & Warnings
- You can also select "Paste Special" to insert a link to the object instead of embedding the object. A linked object is a static copy of the Excel file, while an embedded object will update when the Excel file is updated.