If you want to distribute your excel worksheets as read-only document then one of the option is to convert it to PDF. Listed below are the different ways to save or export excel worksheet to PDF in Excel 2016, 2013 & 2010. For this demo, let us take the below example data.
Using Save As
The first option that we are going to see is File –> Save As.
Step 1: Click the File menu, select Save As from the menu list.
Step 2: In the Save As screen, double click on computer to save the PDF to local folder.
Step 3: In the Save As dialog box, choose PDF for save as type. After entering suitable name for your file, click the Save button.
This should save the excel worksheet as PDF file.
Another option to convert an excel worksheet to PDF is by using Export feature.
Step 1: Click the File menu and select Export from the menu list.
Step 2: In the Export screen , click the Create PDF/XPS button under Create a PDF/XPS Document. This should display the Publish as PDF or XPS dialog box with Save as type to .PDF
Step 3: After entering name for your PDF file, click the Publish button.
You can also try the Change File Type option under Export section to change the File type to using Save as Another File Type.