Google requires "API key" for Google Map widget

Google Maps may not appear as expected on your website. This is because Google now requires an API key to document your use of their services. Instead of the map, you get the message in the screenshot. Read the instructions on how to solve this.

 

All existing calculators in Dropbox will soon disappear from the web

SpreadsheetConverter previously had a convenient click-to-publish feature that let users publish converted spreadsheets as live calculators on the web via their Dropbox accounts. Now, Dropbox has decided to discontinue this service, with very short notice.

All your calculators or forms will disappear from the web pages where you have embedded them. Any web links to the calculators or forms in Dropbox will stop working. Your visitors will no longer be able to see or use these calculators or forms in their web browsers.

Read more about the Dropbox announcement.

 

Version 8.4 supports file attachments with Secure Delivery

In version 8.4, the new File Attachment widget enables your visitors to include documents, charts, images, videos or any other kinds of files with their form submission. Job applicants can include their CV, and expense reports can include scanned copies of receipts.

With Secure Delivery, the e-mail you get for each form no longer contains any sensitive form contents or  file attachments. It just contains a link to the Advanced Submit Server where you can login to access the form and its attachments securely.

Real-time Sync reconnects after a link failure. And we are demonstrating our new web chart technology.

Read more about version 8.4

 

Version 8.3 adds the Link Image widget and Instant Testing

In version 8.3, the new Link Image widget allows you to show different images in the web page depending on cell values or formulas. Now you can show the right picture of a product depending on what options the user has selected, or show the right map depending on if someone’s arriving by air or train.

If you develop for mobile devices, the new Instant Testing feature will save you a lot of time. The converted web page can be immediately accessed from other devices on the same network, without uploading to a web server. A link to the just converted web page is provided in the form of a barcode that can be scanned using the camera in a mobile device or laptop to open the web page.

Read more about version 8.3 

 

Version 8.2 offers Dynamic Dropdown menus

With a Dynamic dropdown menu you can set a dropdown menu’s options from cells in the spreadsheet. This allows you to use assembled, calculated or conditional content in the menu.

Previously, you could only move step-by-step through a multi-page form using Next and Previous buttons. Using internal links allows you insert direct links to any input cell or heading, on any sheet in the form.

The History list contains the most recently converted web pages. Just click a button and the selected calculator or form opens in any installed web browser.

All this and much more in version 8.2.

Read more about version 8.2.

 

 

Use Excel 2016 with the new version 8.1

Version 8.1 adds support for Excel 2016.

It has faster access to browser storage, and allows you to disable browser storage.

We have also worked very hard on our online documentation. There are now dozens of useful new Help pages and Tutorials to help you get started and past any obstacles. As always, if you need any additional assistance, just contact our Help Desk.

Read more about the new version 8.

Upgrade to version 8 now!

 

Version 8 is here with Responsive design, Node.js support and much more

SpreadsheetConverter 8 has seen the light of day. You can now divide your calculator into responsive blocks that flow dynamically onto the screen to fill its width. Using only one source spreadsheet you can create an optimized layout for both laptops, tablets and smartphones.

The family has a new sibling: the Node.js flavor. Using industry standard, open source technology from Google, we can proudly offer you a free, lightweight and easy-to-use server environment that among other things protects the business formulas you use in Excel.

Read more about the new version 8.

Upgrade to version 8 now!

 

Collaborate on a spreadsheet with Real-time Sync

The new Real-time Sync feature in SpreadsheetConverter 7.6 lets you invite work-group colleagues to collaborate on complex forms or calculations. Two or more users can update the spreadsheet simultaneously. This allows you do discuss an order, engineering decision or project plan over the phone while seeing the results of each change in the shared spreadsheet.

Real-time Sync can also be used as an interactive presentation tool, where other users of a web conference can try their ideas directly in the spreadsheet, e.g. for a complex what-if analysis or price quotation.

The results are saved automatically. When you return to a calculation session, it contains the latest values. As with any electronic form, the result can also be saved using the built-in form submit feature, delivering the contents of the form fields to an e-mail Inbox or saved in a database.

Read more about the power of Real-time Sync.

Read the full Real-time Sync tutorial.

 

Version 7.5 is here!

Version 7.5 of SpreadsheetConverter is now available. With this release, you can use Google Maps also in iPhone and Android smartphones and tablets. The map automatically uses the full width of the screen so you don’t have any difficulty in making adjustments.

If you make a great app for your smartphone – or someone elses – it can now be added to the home screen with an icon, like an app.

Most widgets have their own online help page, the installer is faster and smarter, and there are numerous small enhancements and corrections.

Read more about SpreadsheetConverter 7.5

 

The new SpreadsheetConverter version 7

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Show charts on mobile devices.

SpreadsheetConverter version 7 adds many highly anticipated features:

  • We can render charts with HTML5. Charts can be used also on smartphones and tablets, and charts can be printed.
  • With conditional formatting, you can dynamically adapt the formatting depending on cell contents.
  • In surveys and other form applications, you can hide or show rows depending on what the user has entered in other cells.
  • Users can receive an automatic copy of each form they submit.
  • Forms can be submitted much faster from mobile devices.
  • Improved Excel to JavaScript spreadsheet conversion.
  • Version 7 supports Excel 2013.

If you purchased a license this year, the upgrade is free. Other upgrades start at $44. Upgrade to version 7 now!

Read more about SpreadsheetConverter version 7.

 

Create Excel apps for iPhone/Android

SpreadsheetConverter iPhone/Android converts Excel spreadsheets to web apps for iPhone and Android smartphones. Build pocket calculators and instant web forms for use anywhere, without requiring a laptop or a tablet.

Smart forms created with Excel can now be used by your mobile workforce for:

  • product selection and configuration
  • surveys
  • on-site evaluations
  • other suitable data collection/data entry applications

Completed forms are sent directly to a predefined e-mail Inbox, or saved with our direct-to-database subscription service.

Spreadsheets can also be used as templates for smartphone calculators for business, finance, engineering or personal life.

Read more about using Excel on iPhone and Android smartphones.