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.
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.
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:
The Preferences section of the ribbon contains various options and 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.
You can translate SpreadsheetConverter to other languages or change the texts it uses with the Customize Texts setting. Select the group in the left-hand pane and edit the texts in the group in the right-hand pane. The new texts will be used for all subsequent conversions, but will not affect already converted web pages.
The Advanced Settings control the internal operation of the converter.
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 update menu selection will automatically verify the version you have installed, and help you apply any updates.
Follow this link to the license web shop where you can buy the licenses you need to activate the full power of the product.
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Use the Help menu to research any problems you might have.
The History List contains your most recently converted spreadsheets.
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.
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.