How to Embed an Excel Spreadsheet on an HTML Page

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How to Embed an Excel Spreadsheet on an HTML Page
Add Excel spreadsheets to your HTML with ease. (number background image by kuhar from Fotolia.com)

Microsoft Excel is the leading spreadsheet program, used in business millions of times every day. If you have Excel 2000 or later, it is very easy to embed a static spreadsheet into the HTML of your webpage. If you prefer an interactive spreadsheet, you will need an additional program designed for this purpose. Whatever your needs, within minutes you can embed your spreadsheet data onto an HTML page.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Zoho or similar spreadsheet program (optional)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the Excel spreadsheet that you want to include in your HTML (or create a new one).

  2. 2

    Set all of the elements (data, colours, borders, etc.) the way that you want them to appear on the web.

  3. 3

    Select the data that you want to include on the web page.

  4. 4

    Click File > Save As and set the file type to "Web Page." Set the destination where you want the page to be stored and save the file.

  5. 5

    Open the following files in a word processing program:

    1) The saved Excel data

    2) The HTML document that you want to embed the Excel data into

  6. 6

    Copy the code generated in the Excel page and paste it into the HTML document.

  7. 7

    Save the HTML document and view it in a web browser (File > Open File) to check it.

  1. 1

    Download a spreadsheet program such as ZohoSheet (www.zohosheet.com) which is designed to create interactive web documents.

  2. 2

    Open the Excel spreadsheet you want to embed and a blank Zoho spreadsheet.

  3. 3

    Copy and paste the data you want from the Excel spreadsheet to the Zoho spreadsheet.

  4. 4

    Click Publish > Embed to Web.

  5. 5

    Copy the code that Zoho provides and paste it into your HTML document.

  6. 6

    Save the HTML document and check it in a web browser.

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