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DoneEx XCell Compiler

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  • Date Added:
    Mar. 31, 2010
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    Free to try (30-day trial); $49.00 to buy
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Editors' Review


Lock up your Excel spreadsheets and secure their formulas in binary format and protected VBA code using this compiler that converts the sheet into an EXE file. It offers options for prohibiting illegal copying and for including an end-user license agreement with the executable packet.

DoneEx XCell Compiler installs a DoneEx menu on the Microsoft Excel menu bar between the Window and Help commands. It performed well in our tests; after saving a worksheet and selecting the Compiler command from the new menu, the add-on launched a dialog box with a variety of options for compiling the sheet into an executable file. Novices may be a bit bewildered by the many options in a cluttered design--Allow Save, Allow Export/Import, Disable Screen Update, Expiration Warning, Analysis Toolpack, and more--but frequent use will quickly expand the user's comprehension. The nag screen with the delayed close that appears before compiling is a slight bother, but the many features DoneEx offers makes overlooking that aggravation easy to do. It securely hides formulas, you can maintain the original Excel workbook after compiling into a separate file, and you can limit the period of usage for the executable workbook. We liked that we could still save changed data into the compiled EXE file, and we didn't have to rely on the original spreadsheet and then re-compile it.

Small businesses and consultants will find many uses for this app. The 30-day trial period is adequate for determining its suitability for more users, and the price isn't too steep to scare off those who find it handy.

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4 stars

"Easily deploy Excel/VBA tools as protected programs"

April 08, 2010  |  By bmas-nz

 |  Version: DoneEx XCell Compiler 1.9.12


Protects valuable IP developed in an Excel/VBA environment
No longer have to worry about excel security settings
Excellent service and support


In earlier versions of Excel Compiler our VBA code ran noticeably slower. However in the latest version this appears to have been well addressed and is no longer an issue.


We have valuable IP developed in an Excel/VBA environment (for simplicity and ease of use). With DoneEx Excel Compiler these tools are protected - the formulas in our spreadsheets cannot be seen and the VBA code cannot be accessed. Thus we can be confident about deploying our tools without losing our competitive advantage.
A key advantage is not having to worry about macro/security settings - the exe created runs in excel whatever the security settings.
We have made a number of enquiries/ support requests that have always been handled promptly and professionally. A great company to deal with.

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5 stars

"Useful tool with great support."

April 04, 2010  |  By Kar1057

 |  Version: DoneEx XCell Compiler 1.9.12


Works as expected. Great support.


Didn't find so far.


I have worked with this product for a few months and I am very satisfied.
Better yet,when I personally requested to implement a feature i really needed, they did not refuse.
They have implemented my feature within half a week.
I am really impressed with the individual attention they have given me.

Karl Morris

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.9.12
New features for trial/demo mode of compiled application: - Possibility to set delay time before 'Close' button appears on trial warning window. - Trial warning recall interval time may be changed. If you set it to zero, then trial warning window will be shown only once at start of compiled application. New compilation option 'Show EULA each start' was added. It allows to enforce the showing a EULA each start of compiled application.
Publisher DoneEx
Publisher web site http://www.doneex.com
Release Date March 19, 2010
Date Added March 31, 2010
Version 1.9.12
Category Business Software
Subcategory Spreadsheet Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Microsoft Excel 2000/2002/2003/2007
Download Information
File Size 353.99KB
File Name xcell.zip
Total Downloads 25,261
Downloads Last Week 30
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49

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