Lists created using Data-Validation-List in Excel will automatically be presented as dropdown-lists.
All input cells that contain TRUE/FALSE (or any localized version of it like WAHR in Germany), will automatically be presented as checkboxes.
Either create a dropdown list in Excel using Data-Validation-List, or put a formula like =IF(AND(A1>0;A1<11;A1=INT(A1)),””,”Enter value between 1 and 10″) in the cell next to the input cell. Format the text red, so that it will stand out.
Change the formula
=IF(B6=”TRUE”, “110”, “100”)
=IF(B6=TRUE, 110, 100)
The text “TRUE” is not the same as TRUE and the “110” is not the same as 110, you need to remove the quotes.
Excel handles this better than SpreadsheetConverter, but sometimes even Excel will get unexcected behavior.
If the cells isn’t referenced by a formula, automatic detection will not work. You will have to make the background color yellow and select input cells using coloring.
Microsoft implemented floating controls that way. Convert the number into a value using the function INDEX.
For example the formula
will convert the B6 number 1,2,3 into the text “one”,”two”,”three”
The easiest way to get a check box is to put TRUE or FALSE into a cell A1 and check its value using =IF(A1, … , … ).
If you create a combo box in Excel using Data-Validation-List or View-Toolbar-Forms, there will be a combobox on the web page.
For example see
SpreadsheetConverter doesn’t supported dropdown-lists created using embedded constrols.
Steps to produce a dropdown list in Excel.
1. Put the values of the dropdown list into a set of cells, for example ‘Yes’ in H1 and ‘No’ in H2
2. Go to the cells where you want the dropdown list.
3. Select ‘Validation’ from the ‘Data’ menu
4. Select Allow=List
5. Set the Source to H1:H2
6. Press ok
Convert the page.
Both input and calculated cells can wrap in version 4. You have to let the input cell go over several rows and merge the rows. (Just making the row high doesn’t help).
You need to set “Wrap text” in the Format dialog for the cell.
Merge several rows and make it an input cells.
Also, you need to set “Wrap text” in the Format dialog for the cell.
SpreadsheetConverter sets tabindex for each input cell, from left to right and from top to bottom. When at the last input cells IE will wrap around to the first input cell, and Netscape/Mozilla will wrap around to the first output cell.
Enter and HTML is a sad chapter, since someone early on defined that pressing Enter means submitting the form.
A text saying that ‘Press tab or Update to update all calculations’ always helps some users.
SpreadsheetConverter cannot handle % in dropdown lists.
You have to place 100 times the percent value into the dropdown list, divide it by 100 when you read it, and the %-sign the cell to the ceft or right of the dropdown list.
SpreadsheetConverter cannot handle dates in dropdown lists.
Instead use DATE to build a date. See
Use 24 hour clock, or if 12 hour clock is very important, use 2 fields one for 0-11 and a dropdown list for AM/PM and use TIME().
Or you can use TIME to build time values, for an example see
To output date, use date formats, for example ‘hh:mm’
We use the same format for dates as in regional settings. However, there might be issues. In the worst case, you may have to change your input method like this:
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