Explore our tutorials on how to use SpreadsheetConverter. Learn how to build live web pages from Excel spreadsheets, and create online forms that integrate with Microsoft Frontpage, ASP.NET server or our form-to-Inbox services.
These tutorials are mainly intended to help new users to get started with the product. If you have any questions that aren't covered by the tutorials, you're always welcome to contact our Help Desk and they will do their best to get you started.
If you're looking for examples on how to solve various business problems with SpreadsheetConverter, visit our Examples library.
Create a simple sales tax calculator
Starting with a simple Excel spreadsheet, it's easy to create a simple sales tax calculator that looks the same and calculates the same.
Share a calculating web page with Dropbox
To make it easier for you to publish your live calculator on the web, SpreadsheetConverter comes with built-in click-to-web sharing via Dropbox. To get started, read this tutorial on how to share a live calculator or smart web form with Dropbox.
Upload a converted calculator or form to a web server
There are several ways to upload files to web servers. One of the most common is the File Transfer Protocol, FTP. In this tutorial we use FTP to publish a converted Excel spreadsheet on a web server.
Graphical widgets make your web calculator easier to use
For some data types, using a graphical widget is so much easier than just entering numbers and letters. Instead of "Yes", tick a checkbox. Choose within a list of valid choices in a dropdown menu. Use calendars to pick a date. Let us show you how graphical widgets make your web calculator easier to use.
Use a live chart with your web calculator
The best way to visualize data is often with a chart. This tutorial shows you how to use a live chart with your web calculator. SpreadsheetConverter converts an Excel chart into a live Flash animation that updates automatically when the values in the web page are changed.
Import an Excel spreadsheet in your blog or website
Converting spreadsheets to Flash files makes it very easy to import them into your blog or website. Here are tutorials on how to do this in various popular environments:
- Import Excel spreadsheets and charts in Blogger
- Import Excel spreadsheets and charts in Drupal
- Import Excel spreadsheets and charts in Google Sites
- Import Excel spreadsheets and charts in Joomla
- Import Excel spreadsheets and charts in Squarespace
- Import Excel spreadsheets and charts in TypePad
- Import Excel spreadsheets and charts in WordPress
- Import Excel spreadsheets and charts in any blog or website
Test web pages in iPhone or Android smartphones
Testing web pages for mobile devices like Apple and Android tablets and smartphones can be very time-consuming, but we can help. Here are a few tips on how to test html web pages in iPhone, iPad or Android.
Create Android apps with Excel and AppsGeyser
Once you you convert a calculator or form to Android format, you can make an app of it that you can distribute and perhaps even sell. Here are the steps required to create Android apps with Excel and AppsGeyser.
Create your first online form
Follow these simple step to create your first online form with Excel, enter values into it and have it arrive in your own e-mail Inbox.
Create an online survey and analyse the responses
This tutorial show you how to create an online survey using SpreadsheetConverter to HTML.
Note that the tutorial uses the Microsoft Frontpage Extensions to transfer form contents to the web server, whereas the recent versions of SpreadsheetConverter now have built-in support for forms handling.
Order using Paypal
You can use HYPERLINK to build a url, that can be used to open a shopping cart for Paypal. This tutorial shows you how to open a PayPal payment form.
Tutorials for programmers
Initializing cell values from dynamic data
This is a tutorial on how you can initialize cell values used by the calculator with dynamic data on a server. You need some basic programmer's skills to do this and a suitable web server technology, for example Classic ASP or PHP.
Storing form values in a database
You want to store the values from your ASP.NET form into a database and repopopulate the form when the user returns back.
This tutorial shows how you can connect an ASP.NET form created with SpreadsheetConverter to a database. It is very easy if you know some programming and Visual Studio.
Registering your old and new license keys
If you liked the program and bought a license for it, read this tutorial about how to register your new license key in the application (and also the old ones if you have any and this is an upgrade).