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DoneEx XCell Compiler

By DoneEx Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 23, 2009

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.6

Version 2.6: Target MS Excel insensitivity option was added. Internal improvements and bug fixes.

General

Release February 26, 2019
Date Added February 26, 2019
Version 2.6

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Microsoft Excel 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016

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Total Downloads 28,529
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Developer's Description

DoneEx XCell Compiler offers very easy and hassle free Microsoft Excel workbook copy protection. You can compile Excel spreadsheet into EXE application with securely hidden formulas in binary format and protected VBA code. With registration/license management feature you can protect your compiled Excel workbook from illegal copying from one computer to another by using hardware locking mechanism. It offers you to add your own splash, icon, end user license agreement (EULA). Main features are: - Securely hide formulas by converting them into binary format.Without this feature any kind of Excel file copy protection is useless. - Compile Excel Workbook (XLS file) into an application (EXE File).You do not need to be a programmer to use the product. - VBA code copy protection. - Run a compiled workbook without macro security alert. - Create registration/license based application.Prevent illegal copying from one computer to another. - Hardware locking.Allow your compiled Excel workbook to work on target computer only. - Royalty free distribution of your compiled EXE,which doesn't require any preinstalled Run-Time libraries. - Add your own end user license agreement (EULA). Compiled EXE will not be started until EULA accepted by customer. - Restrict the time period of usage for your compiled Excel workbook. - Create Trial/Demo of compiled Excel workbook limited by amount of days and nag window. - You can add your own splash screen, while compiling. - Hide Microsoft Excel on start. - Save changed data directly into compiled EXE. - Add your own application name, version and copyright information. - The original Excel workbook stays without any changes after compilation. - Restrict the access only to authorized individuals, and limits users activities to the minimum required, for business purposes.