4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 2, 2007 12:45 PM by docman2

    Excel spreadsheet embedding

    docman2 Level 1
      Is there any way to embed an Excel spreadsheet into RoboHelp? I tried the "Import" function and the "Save as PDF" function but no luck.
        • 1. Re: Excel spreadsheet embedding
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi docman2 and welcome to our community

          If you men "embedding" as you can with placing content like this inside Word, where a live link is maintained and any updates to the spreadsheet also update Word, the answer is no. You import into RoboHelp and it converts to HTML. One time shot.

          But you can sort of achieve this by simply adding the Excel spreadsheet as a baggage file and creating a hyperlink to it.

          Just a thought... Rick
          • 2. Re: Excel spreadsheet embedding
            docman2 Level 1
            And a good one, Rick. Thanks.The problem is that my client does not want to reference a public folder for the spreadsheet location. I can place the spreadsheet(s) in a subfolder of SSL, but the client is directly installing only the .chm files for their online help - at this time.
            • 3. Re: Excel spreadsheet embedding
              Level 7
              There is a great product called Crystal Xcelsius from Business Objects that
              embeds Excel spreadsheet functionality (around 150 Excel functions can be
              delivered) and compiles into single Flash files which can be dressed up with
              great looking interfaces - e.g., dashboards (I am just a user - not
              connected with the company.) The Flash file can then be inserted into
              RoboHelp as with any other Flash file.

              Not sure this will give you what you want - and the product is not cheap -
              but just thought I would suggest the possibility.

              Kevin C.

              "docman2" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:f6b2pu$gst$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Is there any way to embed an Excel spreadsheet into RoboHelp? I tried the
              > "Import" function and the "Save as PDF" function but no luck.


              • 4. Re: Excel spreadsheet embedding
                docman2 Level 1
                Kevin C.
                Thanks. I'll keep this in mind but my client is rather "thrifty" and frowns on excessively cost add-ons, expecially given that this is only a small part of the project. If I can get them to provide access to a folder in their network, the problem is solved.