Appizy settings for spreadsheet to html conversion

Appizy is a code generator. It writes the equivalent of your spreadsheet into an HTML document. The style is written in CSS. The formulas and function are written in JavaScript. This 3 languages together create dynamic web form or web calculators.

All converter settings are explained below in details. They are presented in the same order they appear in the interface.

Commands

Upload

Appizy supports Office Open XML used by Microsoft Office Excel (.xlsx extension) and OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods extension) used by LibreOffice or OpenOffice. Upload your spreadsheet file here.

We prepared some sample files in case you wish to test the software before. These spreadsheets are tailored to show usages of all conversion options. Do not hesitate to play with them to get a better feeling of the settings. You can also use these files as starting templates for your own app.

Convert

Hit the convert button to start the conversion process. Within a few seconds, our algorithm transforms the spreadsheet file into an interactive web tool. This calculator is written in HTLM, CSS and JavaScript.

Download

Plans: BASIC, PRO & PLUS. Accessible with sample files.

The download button is active once you logged into the converter with a valid licence. If you are converting a sample file, you will be able to download the code freely. This way you can have a better understanding of the code and how to integrate it later in your website.

The licence validity is meant for the converter usage. It will not impact your web-application once downloaded. This one will continue to run without time limitation.

With some basic knowledge of HTML, CSS or JavaScript, you can adjust the generated code.

Layout

Mobile preview

This setting has no influence on the conversion process. It is there to give you a better understanding of how your app will look like on a mobile device.

Activate the switch to reduce the size of the preview window.

Fixed width

Plans: PRO & PLUS

A web application has two layout options for Appizy: fluid or fixed. By default it is fluid. Meaning the size of the entire tab will shrink as the display is reduced. This could be a problem if your tool is very wide and you have a lot of visitor with mobiles. In this case, we recommend to use the fixed layout. Thus the size of the columns is fixed and the application do no shrink. Mobile users can still scroll left and right to display the hidden part of the application.

Activate the switch to fix the layout of your tab by freezing the size of the columns.

Content

Tabs

Plans: PRO & PLUS

In all spreadsheet tools the tabs are shown below the content. Appizy provides different ways to convert this tabs depending on how you want the user experience to be.

The dynamic tab is the default option. It mimics the behavior of a spreadsheet. Tabs are displayed above the application for better accessibility. Tab names stay the same. The end user can click on each tab to switch from one to another.

List. The tab names are listed on top the page as table of content. All tab content is listed in a single page. The user can click on the tab name and the page scrolls directly to the concerned tab in the page. This is especially interesting if you have a lot to tabs and want to display all of them in one single page.

None. Tabs are simply not exposed in the final web application. This is indented for single sheet application, where you do not want to display an additional empty tab on top of your calculator.

Currency format

Plans: PRO & PLUS

A web application has only one currency linked to locale settings. By default it is US Dollar (with a “.” as decimal separator and “,” as thousands separator).

Use the dropdown to select the currency of the final application. The will also apply the correct decimal and thousands separator according to the locale of the currency.

Integration

WordPress Plugin

Plans: PRO & PLUS

We developed a plugin for WordPress site owners to help them embed their application with few clicks. Further, we added the possibility to save the data of the user into the WordPress website. If this option is enabled, the web-application will be compatible with the plugin and allows to save the state of the application for each WordPress user.

To learn more about the WordPress integration, please visit the dedicated page.