With SpreadsheetConverter, anyone can create a calculating order form that can be automatically sent to your order desk just like with a web shop. If you get a lot of electronic forms for post-processing, things will be much simpler if you use the Advanced Submit Service to save the forms in a cloud database as they arrive.

When the user presses the Submit button in one of your web forms, the form’s contents are sent as an e-mail to your Inbox. Our forms-processing services require no installation, no programming skills and no configuration of your website. Once you upload your first web form to your website, submitted forms start arriving in your Inbox. You’re up and running within minutes.


Using Excel to create forms

The tabular Excel worksheet makes it very easy to design easy-to-use forms. The web page inherits the formatting in Excel and supports the use of graphical themes.

You can use any feature of Excel, including formulas and functions, to validate data entry, select intelligent default values or show customized images or Google maps.

  • Create mobile-friendly, responsive forms that automatically adapt to different screen widths, portrait/landscape orientation etc.
  • To make it easier to understand a large form, split into two or more sections and let users navigate between the sections using tabs, next/previous buttons or sliding panels.
  • Use graphical widgets like menus and calendars to make the form easier to use.
  • Hide rows or complete sections of a form until you know they are applicable. Only visible rows and sheets are visible in the e-mail you receive when the form is submitted. (Hidden sheets may be visible in e-mail clients that don’t support current HTML standards.)
  • Allow file attachments with submitted web forms.
  • Form fields can be made mandatory. Use hidden fields to discretely include supplemental information in the form.
  • With Real-time Sync, two or more persons can collaborate on a form in real-time.
  • Fetch live data from corporate databases when run on ASP.Net or Node.js servers.
  • Build forms-based web apps that can submit smart forms directly from iPhone or Android devices – even when the phone is offline.
  • Use live, interactive charts that invite users to point-and-click, and the charts automatically update when values are changed.

In the photo below, the developer is using the Link Image widget to display the flag for the applicant’s home country on a membership application form. The correct flag link is included on the form and will be saved in the post-processing of received forms.

Photo of a man developing a membership application form in Excel and testing it on his Sony Xperia smartphone

Our forms processing services are completely self-contained, and the only thing you need to provide is an e-mail address. There is nothing to install in your server or website. You don’t need any programming skills and there is no change to configuration or settings.

The Free Submit Service

You may use our Free Submit Service for all web forms you create with SpreadsheetConverter. The free service simply sends you an e-mail for every completed form, with the form fields and their values in a table.

Using the service is very simple and it takes less than a minute to get started. When you convert a spreadsheet into a smart web form, just enter the e-mail address you wish to use for submitted forms.

When your form is uploaded to the web server, users can enter data into it and submit the completed form for processing. Our server determines the correct e-mail address and forwards the submitted form to your Inbox.

There is no extra charge for this service, it is included with your SpreadsheetConverter license.

Read more about the Free Submit Service.

The Advanced Submit Service

If you upgrade to the fee-based Advanced Submit Service, each e-mail contains a “screenshot” of the whole form, including graphics and charts, maintaining the original form layout from the web server. This makes it much easier to interpret the contents of the form during post-processing.

The Advanced Submit Service also stores received forms in a cloud database for later retrieval. You can sort and filter the saved forms in various ways. Customized reports, for example all forms that were submitted last week, can be downloaded. The Advanced Service subscription includes cloud storage for 100,000 saved forms.

The Advanced Submit Service supports many additional features:

  • The e-mail contains the form’s contents also in PDF and CSV format.
  • If forms include interactive charts, or Google Map or Link Image widgets, these are present also in the PDF file.
  • Users can send documents, images and data files with their form submissions. The Advanced Service subscription includes cloud storage for more than 8,000 uploaded files.
  • Hidden rows and hidden sheets are also hidden in the attached files.
  • Form contents can be protected behind a login for secure delivery.

Read more about the Advanced Submit Service.

Using your own forms processing service

The web page generated by SpreadsheetConverter is a standard web form. You can easily send SpreadsheetConverter web forms through any standard form-processing service if you prefer to use an existing solution.

Read more about how you can use your own forms processing service.