Compile excel programm

jpen

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Hi All,

I wonder if it is possible to make from a Excel programm a executable programm. So you can use it without using Excel.

Thanks,

Jan-Henk
 

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Brenkenathan

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I was getting ready to post the same question :):) :)

I need it to do exactly what excel does but not load excel for the small program I am, and be used by those less fortunate enough not to have excel
 

jpen

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I have a report made on a worksheet. With a macro I getting data (txt or csv) from measurement equipment. The macro is putting the data and report together and prints a quality report for a custumer.

I want to run it on a computer which has no Excel on it.

Jan-Henk
 

Joe Was

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You can buy program installers, but these are best for applications which contain several files, dll's, icons, manuals and a installation preview slide show. For the basic Excel application, no run-time or packager exists or what is reported to be one like the microsoft viewer do not allow for the actual operation of the application, you can only view the sheet, change some entries, but not run formulas or macros.

Microsoft to compete with the runtime packagers for other database products does make a pakager, which is included in the developer edition of Office, that will add all the system files and a non-buildable version of Access database applications to a non Office system. This packager is reported to also work to some extent with Excel by Microsoft. I have personally discussed this with the Microsoft development team. In therory it should work, but no one has been able to actually get it to work with a fully populated Excel application, as the library files used in the packager look for commen office files and Access files, so some of the Excel files are ignored by the packager. I have not found any packager for installing Excel applications on a non Excel system.

I have written VBA code to build an application on an Excel system, Build the workbook, forms, buttons, macros and formatting automatically, but you still need Excel on the PC. VBA also will let you write to and update the windows registry, so you could write your own installer, but the system you install to would need to have Excel installed beforehand, as well. JSW
 

Jack in the UK

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To add to Joes wonderful comments [thanks joe no one has been able to actually get it to work with a fully populated Excel application, this is / was my thoughts]

You can not ge Look-a-like excel to be excel its not going to happen, you can get other apps like star and electronic offic and lotus and blar blar to open excel all are free but as Joe says VBA and formula are all different in each application not the way excel works

You can get EXCEL VIEWER that free from Msoft and that wil allow view, ut edit you can not

Microsoft are protecting their intrests!!
 

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