New Tool Builds Advanced Web Pages In Flash From Excel Prototypes

Generating complex web forms and calculators in Flash, from plain Excel prototypes, can become the most important market for SpreadsheetConverter to Flash, the newest member of a stable and mature family of Excel-to-web converters.

June 12, 2010 — With the new SpreadsheetConverter to Flash add-on to Microsoft Excel, you can automatically convert spreadsheets to live web pages in Flash format. This makes it easy to design complex, calculating web forms in the familiar Excel environment.

Creating Flash animations is a profession in itself. Every day, thousands of people spend hours in classes and workshops trying to learn the intricacies of Flash programming. Without proper training, you probably have to hire a well-paid Flash consultant to help you develop a web form or calculating web page in Flash for you. When requirements change, well – what was the name of that consultant again?

With the arrival of SpreadsheetConverter to Flash, anyone with basic Excel skills can construct a prototype web form or calculator as a plain spreadsheet.

“We’re not only talking simple add-subtract-multiply-type spreadsheets here, we’re talking interactive menus, single- and multi-choice options, smart table lookup, complex data validation, step-by-step wizards and all the graphical user interface widgets you could ask for”, says Anna Winter, sales manager for SpreadsheetConverter.

Earlier SpreadsheetConverter products have published spreadsheets on the web since 2002, with formula calculation in JavaScript, ASP or Java. SpreadsheetConverter to Flash is a fully integrated member of the family already from the start. Users just enter their spam-protected e-mail address to activate the free form collector service that’s built into all flavors of the product. Once a web user completes filling out a Flash-based web form, the form is delivered to an e-mail Inbox.

“For a small monthly fee, all the forms can be automatically stored in a hosted database until someone comes by to pick them all up at once. All this without training, without programming, without using local IT resources, and best of all – entirely without consultants”, says Winter.

The ability to convert spreadsheets to Flash format has long been on the company’s wishlist.

“Flash is one of the best established platforms on the web, and now more than one billion Flash-enabled mobile devices have been shipped to consumers. With this clever shortcut to advanced Flash programming, we expect to grow with that momentum”, says Winter.

SpreadsheetConverter is available for free trial at http://www.spreadsheetconverter.com. It creates web pages that are completely standalone, do not use Excel and run on all web servers. You only need Excel and the Spreadsheet Converter add-on for the actual conversion from spreadsheet to web page format. There is a one-time fee for the conversion program, with no extra fees per page, user or server. You may use the program and the web pages it creates for as long as you like. Full versions start at $127.

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Media contact: Anna Winter, sales@spreadsheetconverter.com

Website: http://www.spreadsheetconverter.com

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