The Excel ribbon menu

The Excel menu contains a separate ribbon for SpreadsheetConverter. This is the online help page for that ribbon menu. 

After you have installed SpreadsheetConverter, a new ribbon or menu appears in Excel.

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Conversion menu

Use the Conversion menu to select what flavor to use for the conversion, i.e. what format to use for the converted web page.

We offer you a free 30-day test of SpreadsheetConverter with access to all flavors in a limited, “demo” mode.  After the free trial period has ended, unlicensed flavors will no longer appear in the list. If you need a particular flavor, ensure you have a license key for it and that you have activated this license key under Product Activation in the Help menu. There is an online Help page for license registration.

Note that changing the flavor may affect other settings, e.g. for layout and formatting, and some widgets are only relevant in certain flavors.

After you’ve selected the right flavor, press Convert to convert the current spreadsheet to a live, calculating web page. There is a tutorial to guide you through your first conversion. 

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Sharing menu

The Sharing menu helps you publish the converted web page on various external servers. You must convert your spreadsheet before you share the converted web page.

The choices available are dependent on what flavors you use, so you may not see all the below in your particular setup:

Preferences menu

The Preferences section of the ribbon contains various options and settings:

Browsers and Conversion Path Option

  • Click on the button to the right under Choose folder to store webpage and navigate to where you want SpreadsheetConverter to store the web pages it creates. Each converted calculator or form will be enclosed in its own subfolder.
  • Select what browsers you wish to verify the result of each conversion in – click once to activate a browser, click once again to deactivate. Your converted web pages will open in all selected browsers directly after conversion.

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User settings

The User Settings are available in version 9 and later. Read more on the help page for the user settings. 

ASP.NET Settings

For the ASP.NET flavor, the converted web page must be copied to the location on the server where the Site is located. If this drive is available when you do the conversions, you can select the right location directly in the Choose folder to store webpage setting above.

The Choose url setting should be set to match the address of the Site in IIS. For example, if the Site in IIS is configured to listen to port 8080 and the Site name is ‘ssc’ then the correct URL is http://localhost:8080/ssc.

Use the Choose File Format setting to specify whether you want the converted web page to be generated for ASP.Net or Classic ASP.

Screenshot of the ASP.Net settings

Customize Texts, Advanced settings

These menu choices can be found in version 8 and earlier versions. Read more on the help page for the advanced settings in version 8. 

Purchase Full License Keys

Follow this link to the license web shop where you can buy the licenses you need to activate the full power of the product. Learn more in the license tutorial. 

Check for New Version

Before you report any technical problems to us, please ensure that you are using the latest version of SpreadsheetConverter. Otherwise you may be reporting a problem that has already been fixed. The Check for New Version menu selection will automatically verify the version you have installed, and help you apply any updates.

Show Announcements in Task Pane

The announcements in the Notification Center help us communicate new features to you without the use of e-mails, blogs or newsletters. Read more about the Notification Center and how to use it.

Help menu

Use the Help menu to research any problems you might have.

History menu

The History List contains your most recently converted spreadsheets.

Screenshot of the History List menu in the Excel ribbon

The most recently converted web page is at the top of the History list. To the left of the file name is an icon that tells you what flavor was used to create it, i.e. its output format. Using the buttons below the file name, you can open the web page in any of your web browsers, or in the Windows Explorer.

Screenshot of the History list of converted web pages

There is a video tutorial for the History List.

Taskpane menu

The SpreadsheetConverter task pane is pretty wide and can occupy a significant portion of the screen. The Taskpane menu allows you to Show the task pane when you need it and Hide it when it’s no longer needed.

To change the width of the task pane, drag the horizontal separator left/right to match your requirements.

To show/hide the task pane, you can also click on the dotted symbol on the horizontal separator.

Screenshot of the dotted symbol on the horizontal separator between the spreadsheet and the task pane