Workbook Generated Apps That Run Without Microsoft Excel


An Excel workbook can be converted into a protected, licensed, standalone application that runs on many computers and devices. The ExcelRT technology is especially attractive for low cost applications that need widespread distribution to non-technical users.

ConvertExcelRT generates a platform neutral XML file from an Excel workbook. That file runs within the free ExcelRT application on any Mac, Windows or Linux computer. Users won't need to buy Microsoft Excel, learn to use it or contend with all of its complex menu and ribbon commands.

The XML file is used by a developer. Once the workbook is completed, optimized and tested, it can be converted to a protected, license application for distribution to users.

ExcelRT does not support every Excel feature. It does support multiple sheets, cell data and style formats, validation rules, conditional formatting, tables, images, hyperlinks and most formula functions. ExcelRT is not an authoring tool. The workbook is authored and maintained with Microsoft Excel.

During the design phase, a developer iterates through Excel workbook edits and conversions to optimize the presentation, performance and data entry in ExcelRT.

Add button and event actions or custom programming if needed. Once development is complete, encrypt the XML file to reduce size and protect your formulas and design work. Use QuickLicense to add protection, licensing features, a custom user interface and generate standalone Apps.

If your workbook is large, has dozens of sheets, requires the latest features or addins for Excel, then Microsoft Excel may be your best distribution platform. For a workbook of modest size and complexity or for potential customers that are unlikely to have Excel installed, ExcelRT may be an ideal solution. Either way, Excel Software offers tools and services to protect, license and sell your app.

ExcelRT Benefits

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      Simplify and customize the user experience without complex Menu and Ribbon commands.
      Create Apps that run on Mac, Windows and Linux now, then later on Android and iOS.
      Eliminate Excel version and OS inconsistencies by controlling your App environment.
      Lower user cost with free ExcelRT and a quick learning curve.
      Reduce support cost with a simplified runtime environment and no trust center options.
      Protect your work and apply licensing features with a few button clicks.
      Distribute a professional, self-contained application that runs on any modern computer.
ExcelRT is currently available in a Beta Edition. Click the icon to play the demonstration video.
When released in early 2017, any developer can download, convert and distribute their Excel workbooks to run in ExcelRT.