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:
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.
All links to our website and all email addresses will also change.
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 www.exceleverywhere.com to www.spreadsheetconverter.com. There are two ways of doing that:
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.
If you are not sure if you have to update your web page, send your calculators to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will check them for you.
We apologize for the inconvience.
The SpreadsheetConverter development team at Framtidsforum.