An XLS file can be found throughout the whole world of work and in nearly every classroom, no matter the industry. It’s a spreadsheet document designed for use with Microsoft Excel, where users can organize and manipulate data. Typically, an XLS document consists of multiple rows and columns of rectangles, or cells, making a grid. Users can implement complex mathematical formulas in these cells that relate to lists of data, making it easy to sort lists and create averages, totals, and other useful figures. XLS files are only fully readable by Microsoft Excel. Although they can be opened on other platforms such as Apple Numbers, some of the formattings might not be readable.
A PDF, or a Portable Document Format, is one of the most common types of digital files you will come across. It was created by Adobe and the advantage of this file is that it can be opened and viewed on nearly every application, including most web browsers. Editing a PDF is a little tricky, but there are a few programs around that will let you do that. PDF files often contain both images and text and are a good format to share documents with others as there is a high chance they will be able to view it, unlike DOC files. PDFs can also contain links and buttons and can be signed electronically, making them great for contracts.
XLS files are designed for use with Microsoft Excel. They are spreadsheets that display data that can be edited in Excel. But how do you share an Excel document with someone that doesn’t have Microsoft Excel? Convert an XLS to a PDF to create a document that is small, easy to share, and can be opened in nearly every application including web browsers. It solves the problem of everyone needing to have Microsoft Excel and makes it easy for you to share your work with everyone, no matter what device they are using.
WinZip is more than just an XLS to PDF converter. We built WinZip to convert multiple file formats, including the formats below.