How to Convert an Excel Spreadsheet to a Standalone Executable

Written by joshua laud
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Microsoft Excel is the de facto standard for spreadsheet creation software. Excel, part of the Microsoft Office suite, allows you to register data, analyse data with various formulas, and produce graphs and charts based on data. Although Microsoft Excel is a common application, not everyone has it. If you want to share Excel spreadsheet documents (XLS) with anyone, regardless of whether they have Microsoft Excel installed, you can create a standalone executable (EXE) of the Excel spreadsheet with XCell Compiler. Standalone executables do not require Microsoft Excel to be installed to view the spreadsheets you have created, and they cannot be edited.

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  1. 1

    Download XCell Compiler (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Double-click the downloaded installer to begin set-up. This will be stored in your browser's default download location unless otherwise specified.

  3. 3

    Click "Start," "All Programs" and then "DoneEx XCell Compiler" to open the application.

  4. 4

    Click "File," "Open" and load the Excel file you want to compile.

  5. 5

    Click "DoneEx" on the toolbar and then choose "Excel Compile" and "Compile."

  6. 6

    Click the "…" button next to the "Target Path" field and specify a location for your standalone executable. Click "Compile" and then close Microsoft Excel. You have now converted an Excel document into a standalone executable.

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