Getting started with Appizy
What is Appizy?
Appizy is an web converter for spreadsheet based calculator. It transforms your desktop tool into a web application. Everything happens online. You do not need to install any software on your computer or create an account.
After conversion you will be able to download the web page containing all the code of your dynamic web-application.
In the table bellow are summarized the rules used by Appizy while converting a spreadsheet into a web-application.
|1||Cell containing a formula|
Non-editable field containing the formula result.
|2||Cell being a formula input||Regular input field. Calculation are performed each time a value is modified.|
|3||Other cells||Normal static table cell, reproducing the content.|
Starting from Excel or Number
Start by converting your Excel file to OpenDocument. We recommend CloudConvert
Download a OpenDocument Editor: LibreOffice or OpenOffice. This is especially true if you want to have a fine control on the end graphical result.
Top-bottom display: think about the application in a web browser. People like to scroll in the vertical direction: top <> bottom. Organize your calculator elements accordingly.
Avoid background color: highlight cells using background color or borders. Let the background of your tabs. Later the background of the website where the calculator is embedded will apply.
Use mainstream fonts
- Hide the data: having a large data set (example: for a VLOOKUP function)? Move the data into a separate tab and hide it. This way Appizy does not render as a visual element: it can reduce the size of your web-application by a factor 10 and speeds up dramatically the calculation.