ExcelEverywhere has changed name to SpreadsheetConverter

As of October 2005, we were not allowed to call our software ExcelEverywhere anymore. Microsoft’s lawyers contacted us, they claimed that Microsoft has the rights to the trademark EXCEL and thus, only Microsoft is allowed to call software anything with EXCEL. 

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington, US and Framtidsforum I&M AB, Sweden reached the following agreement:

  • By end of September 2005, we had to stop selling products with names containing EXCEL, i.e. ExcelEverywhere. We have to find a new name.
  • The site http://www.exceleverywhere.com should direct users to a new site.

The change does not affect how you are allowed to use your copy of ExcelEverywhere.

The new name is SpreadsheetConverter, which describes what ExcelEverywhere is: it converts a spreadsheet into something different so that you can run it anywhere. As a bonus, no Microsoft Excel licenses are needed when the result of the conversion is used.

exceleverywhere.com changes into spreadsheetconverter.com

All links to our website and all email addresses will also change.

  • The web site is at http://www.spreadsheetconverter.com (was http://www.exceleverywhere.com)
  • Support is at support@spreadsheetconverter.com (was support@exceleverywhere.com)
  • Sales is at sales@spreadsheetconverter.com (was support@exceleverywhere.com)

What does this mean to you?

If you do not use our submit service or you are using ExcelEverywhere version 2.4 or earlier, you do not have change anything. The next time you upgrde ExcelEverywhere, you will get a SpreadsheetConverter menu instead of an ExcelEverywhere menu. The program is the same as before.

If you are using our submit service, you need to update the links from http://www.exceleverywhere.com to http://www.spreadsheetconverter.com. There are two ways of doing that:

  1. Download a version 3.4.0 or later and regenerate the webpages. Version 3.4 automatically links to spreadsheetconverter.com.
  2. If you have edited you webpage a lot it might be easier to patch it. Change the url “http://www.exceleverywhere.com/30/mailer/submit.aspx” to “http://www.spreadsheetserver.com/server1/g/submit/submit.aspx” and “http://www.exceleverywhere.com” to “http://www.spreadsheetconverter.com”

We recommend the first solution, since you will be able to use the new feature ot 3.4 which redirects the user back to your site after the submit.

You have to do these changes before September 2006. After that, the internet domain exceleverywhere.com is not used anymore.

Do I have to change anything?

If you are not sure if you have to update your web page, send your calculators to support@spreadsheetconverter.com and we will check them for you.

We apologize for the inconvience.

The SpreadsheetConverter development team at Framtidsforum.