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Joseph Hebert
07/04/12 07:46
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Okemah, Ok
United States


 
#187851 - Download or run on site?
Responding to: Andy Neil's previous message
Hi Raghu,

Your choice is to either run the applet on your site, in which case you really should learn enough Javascript to get it done, or do as Andy suggests and just let users download the spreadsheet to run in Excel on their own computers. Andy's is certainly the easier solution.

So the only question then is why would you choose one approach over the other? If your website needs higher traffic, as would be the case if your site were advertiser supported, then learn Javascript and keep your users coming back. More hits equals more revenue. If, on the other hand, you gain nothing by having users return to your site often, then just post the spreadsheet for downloading. You may even get a user who sends it back with an improvement or two.

Joe

List of 18 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
Publishing a Excel file on website      Raghunathan      07/03/12 04:02      
   Excel is not a web standard!      Oliver Sedlacek      07/03/12 22:58      
      Javascript      Per Westermark      07/03/12 23:27      
         The WikiLink      Raghunathan      07/05/12 14:44      
            Extra ")"      Per Westermark      07/05/12 19:58      
               MyFirstJavascript calculator!!      Raghunathan      07/06/12 18:48      
                  Always break problem into smaller pieces      Per Westermark      07/06/12 22:25      
   Just let them download it      Andy Neil      07/04/12 06:28      
      Download or run on site?      Joseph Hebert      07/04/12 07:46      
         Applet?      Per Westermark      07/04/12 12:42      
            Applet      Joseph Hebert      07/06/12 08:39      
               So - you don't care about electronic terms either?      Per Westermark      07/06/12 09:51      
                  That's the orangest bushel of apples I've ever seen.      Joseph Hebert      07/06/12 11:19      
   Try the Google Approach      Michael Karas      07/04/12 12:57      
      Making my requirememt more clear...      Raghunathan      07/05/12 03:49      
         That's a different problem - not a clarification!      Andy Neil      07/05/12 05:14      
         Excel dead end?      Oliver Sedlacek      07/06/12 02:25      
         People can, if they need, use OpenOffice ... right?      Richard Erlacher      07/07/12 03:09      

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