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Converting Excel Dashboard to High-Quality HTML Webpage

Hello,
I am aware that excel worksheets can be exported as WEBPAGES – but lets be frank – they do NOT look sexy. I have tried a million ways to export my model dashboards into a more or less coherent html format – yes it can be static – I just want it to look right and render right in all browsers – but failed mightily. All exported dashboards render differently in most brokers – except Internet Explorer.
So here comes the question – is there a way to connect an excel worksheet to a HTML report generator of some kind which can output a perfectly rendered and stable html version of the dashboard? (it can be static – NO PROBLEM)
I have tried connecting Excel to InDesign and then exporting as HTML – that did not work. Tried all the commercial Excel to HTML converters and these do not work as well….
The only solution is to use some expensive Business Intelligence software – BUT THESE RAELY EXPORT REPORTS AS STANDALONE HTML DASHBOARDS – they need to be connected to in-house databases….
Please help me if you have the solution to this… I find myself thinking how rich someone would become if only someone created such software.
Dave

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I think you have another requirement.

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That the app be made for non-programmers. That is, quality is usually done by a web master/programmer. We are in the beginning days of full on software automation.

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thank you!

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Thank you but I just need to export my Excel file to a good looking html file....no automated programming here necessary...

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Export is automation.

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The current exports are just that. If you need something better you look at having your web master fix it up or try other apps that take numbers to the web. There are far too many today and I don't know your spreadsheet or what you want at the web site.

That's something you discuss with your web master.

Once in a while a person new to this thinks this is/should be other than the way it is. We are only beginning to see what is possible with software. Often, more than often we have to code what we want or create the web site to meet our goals.

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