XLC Add-In for Excel

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Description

This file can be downloaded by subscribers to our free trial account!

Description - XLC software enhances MS Excel so that cell formulae can be displayed as mathematical equations and your worksheets read like textbooks.

To install XLC download and run XLC_Ribbon_setup.exe. XLC works with Windows versions of Excel - 2007, 2010, 2013 & 2016 (both 32 bit and 64 bit versions are supported). It does not work on any Mac, web or reduced versions of Excel. Any installation problems please browse to the installation directory (usually ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\XLC’) and open XLC.xlam directly. Also check that the XLC Add-In is activated Excel> File> Options> Add-Ins> Manage Excel Add-ins Go button. XLC.xlam must be in 'Trusted Locations' Excel>Options>Trust Center then 'Trust Center Settings ...' and select 'Trusted Locations'.

Users with older versions of Excel can install XLC Toolbar (Excel 2000 & 2003).

XLC Pro Mode & XLC Ed - If you use XLC for commercial purposes you need to pay for a paid XLC subscription. One subscription is required for each XLC user. Choose an XLC paid plan and no restrictions apply to XLC or the ExcelCalcs site whilst your subscription is active. You will be prompted to renew your subscription just before it expires. If you allow your paid XLC subscription to expire XLC continues to work but it reverts to a restricted trial mode (see below). How to configure XLC in the XLC Pro mode.

XLC Trial Mode - The following restrictions apply.

  • XLC is strictly for non-commercial use.
  • XLC renders some equations with a watermark stating 'Non-commercial use.'
  • XLC renders equations with a hyperlink to the ExcelCalcs site.
  • XLC disables the following button “Delete XLC Functions”.
  • No Repository downloads.
We are very grateful to users who support us by choosing our XLC paid subscription plan. Your fees pay for software development, new repository calculations and site enhancement. 
User Comments

 'This standalone tool makes generation of equations directly from cell formulae’s in the smartest and fastest way.' Freedownloadscentre Editor's review.

'With this add-in, you can finally turn those cryptic Excel formulas into recognizable mathematical equations.' Vertex42 Five Star Review

'an addin that displays excel formulas symbolically for easy checking and for presentation. Displaying formulas is a real kick!' Eng-Tips Forum Five Star tip.

'I've had a play with it and it's great, it's driven me nuts for years having to do all my equations in equation editor and then update them when things change'. Institute of Mechanical Engineers Forum Administrator

'The best thing about XLC is that equations are a really great check on the cell formula. It's easy to make a mistake with Excel formulas but its easy to see where you have gone wrong when you check against equations.' Debbie_Williams.

'What a great plug-in I have been looking for something like this for years. Highly recommended!' jhardy.


Submitted On:
10 Feb 2020
File Size:
647.22 Kb
Downloads:
9446
File Version:
16.05.25
File Author:
John Doyle
Rating:
60

 
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Comments: 751
ghazard@bakerco.com 2 months ago
Dear Author,
Is there a response to the question posed 2 months ago by Gary Hazard?
ghazard@bakerco.com 3 months ago
Dear Author of ExcelCalcs
You have a very nice program which I am using for determining the natural frequency of flat plates. Questions 1 - 4 have been answered by John Doyle, however I'm curious about responses to questions 5, 6 and 7 below and would appreciate guidance from you on these points.
5. What is the meaning of a1, a2, b1, b2, c and d? Do a1, a2, b1 and b2 signify the dimensions of a generalized polygon with different dimensions a1, a2, b1 and b2?
>>> I am also unclear on this please raise a comment with the author on the download page.
6. What is the meaning of “c” and “d”? They appear to the be midpoints in both dimensions of the plate, but I’d like to verify this interpretation.
>>> I am also unclear on this please raise a comment with the author on the download page.
7. If a1, a2, b1 and b2 are dimensions of a polygon having different dimensions for all 4 sides, then how are these 4 values inputted into the Plate Frequency Calculator in cells B5:6?
>>> I am also unclear on this please raise a comment with the author on the download page.
Thank you in advance,
Gary Hazard
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 months ago
See Support > FAQs > How to configure XLC in the XLC Pro mode
kspiroff 7 months ago
Have subscribed to XLC Addin. How do I get the XLC Release Code?
tkt 8 months ago
where can i get a spreadsheet related to geotechnical problems?, like bearing capacity, settlement etc.
Yannam 1 year ago
Hi John,I am unable to download the XLC addin at work, Is there an alternative way to get the add-in? I use Excel 2016.Thanks,
Heinzig 1 year ago
Thanks John! Really appreciate the effort you've put into this forum. As a 1 man engineering office, I really appreciate high quality Excel based content you, Alex and others have contributed. Mark
JohnDoyle[Admin] 3 years ago
Any installation problems please browse to the installation directory (usually ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\XLC’) and open XLC.xlam directly. Also check that the XLC Add-In is activated Excel> File> Options> Add-Ins> Manage Excel Add-ins Go button. XLC.xlam must be in
Capel 3 years ago
same problem hereAny solution?thanks !
JohnDoyle[Admin] 3 years ago
Hi Priit - I am afraid that currently you can't. So as a work around use Excel's find/Replace function to set 'EqnStyle=2' (i.e text rather than graphic) and then redraw all equations.
priit 3 years ago
I would like to make
JohnDoyle[Admin] 3 years ago
Please refer to this frequently asked question. This will help.
rpisano 3 years ago
Sorry, but all files i've downloaded that use the UND OVD functions get #:S NAME? as result. I'm using EXCEL 2007 (italian version.Thanks for the help
JohnDoyle[Admin] 3 years ago
Priit maybe you could send me the file and I'll take a look at it. I'll send you my personal email address so you can send it to me privately if you wish.
priit 3 years ago
I apologize for not answering sooner, I have been busy.What more information could I provide?I have Windows 10 Pro Version 1607 Build 14393.479 64 bit I have Microsoft Office 365 64bit - About Excel says 2016 MSO (16.0.7426.1015) 64 -bitI have only one active add-in: XLCP.S. On my new calculations I use EqnStyle= 2, but my older calculations do not. So when I update them I am in trouble.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
Priit finally configured a machine but I am afraid when I hit the redraw button all the equations they were rendered correctly. Please see screenshot below. There must be something peculiar about your installation of Excel that is giving rise to this odd behaviour but I am puzzled to think what it might be.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
Sorry Priit for not getting back sooner. I have had some trouble setting up a machine to test this. Give me a little while longer and I'll get back to you later today.
priit 4 years ago
Any news?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
Right click on the tab then selecting insert raises Excel's native Insert Form from where I can select worksheet and a new worksheet is inserted. This is Excel functionality and is the same when I do it on a machine with XLC installed and without XLC installed. So I still suspect that your problem is unrelated to XLC.
BMT Structural 4 years ago
You have to hold the pointer over the tab at the bottom of the workbook to do this - I'm still using Excel 2010 so it may be something they have changed.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
If I right click on the worksheet and select
BMT Structural 4 years ago
If I right click on one of my new ExcelCalcs tabs as per the image, then select insert I am able to select another template from Excel but when I insert it nothing happens (but I can hear the HDD trying to do something). There is no error message, it just doesn't happen.After some experimenting I have discovered that it is not all ExcelCalcs files that do this so I think you are right that it is something external, possibly to do with different versions of Excel (some templates are 97-2003, some are later).
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
There is absolutely no loss of functionality, including the ability to insert new worksheets (tabs) when XLC is installed. I would be happy to take a look at the problem if you wish to attach an example. I suspect it is some other issue.
BMT Structural 4 years ago
With ExcelCalcs running I am unable to insert new sheets (tabs) into an existing workbook. If I delete the ExcelCalcs items in the spreadsheet it then allows me to insert another tab. Is this a known feature? In the past I have typically compiled calculations into a single .xls file (up to 50 separate sheets) for easy printing.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
Excel 2013 introduced a native function called FORMULATEXT() which displays the cell formula of reference cell. Perhaps this will give you the functionality you are looking for?The purpose of our XLC software is to make auditable engineering calculations using Excel displaying cell formulas as mathematical equations. If you follow the work around I suggest then a hard print of the document will produce auditable engineering calculations suitable for third party scrutiny.
priit 4 years ago
Then it is not better than just writing the equation myself. I hoped that I was missing something.Engineering calculations have a lot of situations when you have to take the minimum value from set of calculated values....
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
Sorry for a bit slow on the uptake Priit. I understand your problem now. Unfortunately XLC only allows you to name single cells so the use of a multiple cell range like B2:B5 will not be rendered. The range B2:B5 covers cells with XLC names of b, c, d and e.As a work around you create two cells one containing the formula =MIN(B2:B5) and name this cell 'Min_b_e' and another cell containing the formula =MAX(B2:B5) and name this cell 'Max_b_e'. If you use these in subsequent formulas the the names 'Min_b_e' and 'Max_b_e' will be displayed in xlc equations.I hope this makes sense to you.
priit 4 years ago
Fail attached Filename xlc_min_max.xlsx, size 15602
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
Priit, can you attach a sample and I'll take a look?
priit 4 years ago
The question is not about
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
Equations can be shown in an algebraic form or a numeric form using this button Algebra/Number. This is documented on our help page.XLC may have difficulties rendering equations when the cell name includes a
priit 4 years ago
It should read =min(bw,1;bw,2)Second row should read =min(490;500)Is there anyway I could accomplish that?If i use min with range so
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
Priit - I have just loaded the document up in Excel 2013 32 bit on a Windows 10 machine and re-rendered all the equations correctly so it looks like a problem with Excel 2016 64bit. I need to set up a machine to investigate this further. Please bear with me.
priit 4 years ago
Please find attached sample file Filename error.xlsx, size 22380
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
Could you attach a sample Excel file which I can examine?
priit 4 years ago
It messes up my all old calculations as well when I update.
priit 4 years ago
Excel 2016 64bit @ Windows 10 w anniversary update
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
As stated in the description above
Klaassimon 4 years ago
Hi,Is there an Apple version for this program? Exe files are not working on my Apple MacBook.Thanks
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
Setup file signed the installer with a certificate from a Certificate Authority Comodo. No program changes. Despite this I am aware that new Windows SmartScreen shipping with Windows 10 triggers a warning
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
I'm glad that's got you up and running. I have continued adding some other run time protection errors - download the latest version 16.03.28 :)
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
A little more error protection code has been added (for additional protection against run-time errors).
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
I have made added some error protection features to address an issue reported in the forum
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
A new version of XLC is available v16.03.27. I have added some further error trapping code but as I can't reproduce the error I am working a little blind here. Please let me know if there is an improvement.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
I'm afraid I can't reproduce the error on my machine. I will try to add some further error protection code and put up a new version.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
Can you tell me the exact sequence of events to reproduce the error?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
I hope this issue has been already solved in another thread in the forum. You just need to install the latest version of XLC.
wlmoon 4 years ago
All fixed. Thanks very much
gossinnov 4 years ago
Thanks very much, I have just un-installed XLC and then downloaded your latest one and installed that, and you have fixed it.I don't know if this might shed a bit more light on things, but the only thing I have really changed (apart from installing windows 10) is to add a
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
Download latest version of XLC. I have added some error protection features and it may have resolved this issue. I cannot reproduce the error so I am working in the dark a little. I would be very grateful if anyone could tell me if this issue is solved.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
I have made added some error protection features to address an issue reported in the forum
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
Very weird I am also running Excel 2013 but on Windows 10. I followed your instructions exactly but did not generate the error.
wlmoon 4 years ago
I am running Excel 2013 on Windows 8.1 Pro. I just did another little test: Open blank workbook, change one cell, save to desktop, close excel. Open that same workbook and I get the error.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
Try and try as I might I cannot reproduce the error on my machine. This makes it impossible to debug. If anyone can give can list the specific sequence of events to reproduce the bug I would be very grateful.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
wlmoon 4 years ago
I just installed the software and have the same issue. I tried your idea of turning off XLC calcs through the options/add-in. When it is turned off I do not get any error messages. It seems that opening any spreadsheet gives me the runtime error except for when a new spreadsheet is already open. The error doesn't seem to be causing any issues though, more of just an annoyance. Once
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
I am afraid I cannot reproduce the error. I opened the file successfully. Have you tried opening the file when XLC is disabled (Excel>Options>Addins>Manage>Go). Does it still give the error?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
Could you attach a sample spreadsheet so that I can try to reproduce the error on my machine. Then I'll be able to get to the bottom of this. Thanks for reporting it in.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
I can confirm that the software works with Excel 2007 but problems with the Korean character set may mean that it does not work for you.To uninstall Start>Programs>XLC>Uninstall XLC
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
Apart from the 'Settings'button does XLC function correctly?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 4 years ago
It may be an issue with the Korean version of Excel 2007 - it is very hard for me to tell as I don't have a copy. It works on US and UK versions of Excel 2007 but I have not checked this in a while as I no longer run Excel 2007. I will install it and check it out. If there are any problems I will get back to you.
peachsb 4 years ago
Hey John. FYI I installed XLC on 2016 as well. I am using Windows 10 Pro. x64 and Office Pro. My ribbon would not load automatically. I went to the add-in opt-in box (under options, add-ins, Manage, etc.). I have several other add ins listed already, but XLC was not listed, so it could not be selected. As such the ribbon wasn?t loaded. After reinstalling a few times for good measure, from the opt-in box, I clicked on ?Browse? and browsed to the XLC.xlam file in the Program files (x86) off *root* drive (
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
I am also running Excel 2013. ATVBAEN.xlam is one of the Excel analysis tool packs. It should not throw an error but it could be errors in other add-ins that stops XLC loading. It may be worth deactivation all other add-ins to see if XLC appears on the ribbon.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
The actually installation directory will make no difference so it is fine running from File programs(x86) even though you are running in 64 bits.It seems that XLC is installed correctly but does not load when Excel starts up. A good work around is to start Excel and simply open XLC.xlam. Alternatively look to Excel's add-in management tools that are found Excel>File>Options>Add-Ins then find Manage Excel Add-ins and hit the Go button. If XLC is not shown in the Add-Ins available list then use the browse button to load it.I trust this is helpful.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
It may be that there is some corruption of the installation file. I'd download it again and check that the file is 532.21 Kb in size. Then reinstall it.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
The default installation directory is C:\Program Files\XLC can you browse to that directory and open the file XLC.xlam. Please report back any error messages you encounter. This may help me work out what's going on.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
Installed XLC on Excel 2016 without a hitch. It is fully functional and working I am pleased to report. Remember to check that Excel>File>Options>Add-ins then look for 'Manage' and hit the GO button. XLC should be listed just make sure it is checked too.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
Give me a little time and I will look into this. I have yet to install Excel 2016 on my machine. I'll report back in a day or so.
Quarry 5 years ago
I am using Excel 2016. I have downloaded the ribbon and installed. The XLC tab is not showing up when I open Excel. Is this not yet compatible with Excel 2016?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
XLC for the Mac hit the rocks. There seems to be no way of customising the toolbar. It is possible to extend the menu system but this is considered inferior to the XLC toolbar/ribbon you can customise in the windows version of Excel.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
Some issues were corrected regarding AutoXLC functionality. If you use this feature of the program then I suggest you update your copy of XLC.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
The work around is just to use equations with two lines one above the division line and one below the division line. In the example below you could write the term for a6 over three lines and just use 'a' terms (and one division line above another). However using XLC I need to stick to two line and introduce a new variable 'b'. I hope this helps.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
Hi Pratto. Trial subscribers generally download XLC by following this link. They get access to only two download directories, Addins and Trial, to see how the download process works. All the plans are compared here and are individually described here.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
Yes it will work fine with all versions of windows on both 32 and 64 bit. Sign up for a trial account and you can install the software for free and satisfy yourself that it runs without a hitch.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
Hi Tim - In Excel goto the File>Options>Addins and press the
timmccarthy 5 years ago
Just paid the annual subscription and loaded xlc, several times, but cannot see the tab referenced as to be in the ribbon, and therefore cannot enter the unlock code I have received. Pls advise,Thx!
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
Tony Brodie and Mathew Moore reported that XLC threw a runtime error when the 'About XLC and Settings' button was clicked. This has been corrected in the latest version.
priit 5 years ago
Yes - my problem seems to be fixed.Thank you
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
The latest version fixes the workbook calculation setting problem reported in by Priit.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
Priit - I have just uploaded a new version of XLC with a bit more error trapping. I'm hoping it will fix your problem. I can't check this myself because I could not reproduce your error so I would be grateful if you could let me know if it fixes it.
priit 5 years ago
I uninstalled XLC. Excel started with calculations automatic.Reinstalled XLC and Excel turned to manual mode again.I did not open any old workbooks, just new ones.
priit 5 years ago
This problem occurs with every excel workbook (blank ones , new). Is there any point sending a blank workbook?As I wrote in first message,
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
As a work around you can also disable the XLC addin using Excel> Options> Addins and run the addins manager. Un-checking XLC will disable the workbook open code.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
I can't reproduce the problem here but I can introduce some error trapping that would make the code more robust. Would you like to send me your spreadsheet and I'll see if I can reproduce your error and see if the error trapping solves the problem?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
Hi Priit well the short answer to your question is yes XLC runs some code every time you open a work book. It does this to make sure that XLC functions are correctly referenced (currently the functions live in the addin but older workbooks reference an external function library which is now only used in the toolbar version of the program).When the code is executed the first thing it does is save the workbook calculation setting. Then it sets it to manual and runs some code (as it runs quicker in the manual calculation mode). Once the code is run it sets it back to the saved setting. I am going to run a few checks on this Priit to double check that everything is working as we intend it to.
priit 5 years ago
Every time I start Excel the Workbook Calculation is set to "manual".
I tried saving the workbook when set to Automatic, as Excel should remember the last state.
Nothing helped until I disabled XLC addin. After that Excel started behaving normally.
Toggling XLC addins "Auto XLC" does not have any effect.
Any suggestions?
Does XLC addin run any macro on startup?
Does XLC addin change excel template workbook?
XLC 15.03.16 on Excel 2007 @Win 7 64bit.
Polecat 5 years ago
John,I found the problem.Thanks anyway.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
Can you send me a sample worksheet using XLC and I will take a look.
Polecat 5 years ago
I installed the release code that was sent to me in the Settings window as instructed, then exited and reloaded Excel. I then entered an equation, but there was no response from XLC. I also clicked on Insert Equation and other functions, but they do not respond.What am I doing wrong?
priit 5 years ago
I did a uninstall and reinstrall. At the moment it seems to work fine.And now even with xlc auto turned on , it does not take so long.
priit 5 years ago
File does not matter.If I uninstall xlc, then this
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
If auto XLC is switched off then no equation redraw will be triggered unless you hit the Redraw Equations button. You could send attach the file and I'll be happy to have a look into what is causing the problem?
priit 5 years ago
I have XLC auto turned off. Everytime I open an axcel file, it seems to redraw all equations.Depending on the file, it can take some time. And its little frustrating to wait.Can I turn this feature off?Running MS Excel 2007 @ Win 7 64bit
reyyankhalid 5 years ago
I have contributed an excel sheet for disc brake calculations underHome> Calculations> Strength> Wind & Snow> Disc Brake Calculations(couldn't had any other option to post it)I want to know that how will I get the subscription now?Reply in this regard will be highly appreciated.Thankyou.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
Long time XLC user Keith Sharp reported in a bug when opening a protected Worksheet. XLC needs work with unprotected worksheets and now issues a warning if a protected workbook or worksheet is opened.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 5 years ago
The error message
2BMerchant 6 years ago
Hi JohnI'm fairly fresh to XLC - a good add-in by the way - but I am having a bit of trouble; clicking the Auto XCL button on the ribbon doesn't seem to work. The rest of the commands seems to work manually, ie they work when I am in the relevent cell and I click the ribbon button.I think it is a compatibility issue with Excell settings. Any suggestions?Regards
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
Just go to the Windows start button All Programs>XLC>Uninstall XLC. Thanks for your comment it may help other users.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
Yves - do you see the XLC part of the ribbon? If you can't the the program has not installed correctly. Can you find any of the files on your computer by default it will install to
yvesrossignol 6 years ago
I always have the following error:Name????
yvesrossignol 6 years ago
Hi, I use Excel 2013 in 64 bits and XLC software are installed in the 32 bits program file. I have a window 7 french and excel french too!.It is impossible to have XLC working, i try in administrator, restart computer, etc...help meYves
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
The procedure is here in the FAQs.
AbubakrMohamed 6 years ago
Dear SirHow to enter my release code, please give me clear procedures.Thanks
brownden 6 years ago
:laugh: :ohmy: The solution has been provided thanks John and Steven YES the version of excel needs to be 2010, the errors occur using version 2007. Thanks for your time and patience with me.Denis
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
This is often asked and we offer some solutions in our FAQs
gdb041 6 years ago
How do you change units in a download from SI to American?
brownden 6 years ago
I have just purchased the software and have done a trial design using the Steel Angle spreadsheet. The results are all#N/A as you can see from the attached. What is the issue as I do not see where the problem exists. Filename Steel_Angle_Lintel_L2_Design___Version_2.xlsx, size 222365
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
I had some problems with the previous character it seemed to be the same as
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
Thankfully Windows has already given us a shortcut:Alt +66D Hold down the alt key then
Jake.B 6 years ago
Thanks John.The Arabic five point star seems to work quite nice. Any chance of a keyboard shortcut such as |066D or something similar could be added in a future XLC release?Regards Jake
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
JakeAs you have hinted at
gkstarns 6 years ago
John,I am very much looking forward to a release of ExcelCalcs for the Mac! Please keep us posted.:)
Jake.B 6 years ago
Hi John,The majority of structural calculations I undertake are for ultimate limit state. Design actions are generally denoted by using the superscript '*'. Unfortunately, XLC treats the '*' symbol in variables names as a multiplication operation and renders accordingly. Is it possible to extend the rendering capabilities of XLC so that it detects if a '*' symbol is used in a variable name (and if it is super scripted) and render them correctly? I currently use the superscript '#' as a work-around however having support for the '*' symbol in variable names would make presentation of the calculations even nicer.I thought I should post this on the forum to see if the above would benefit/effect any other users.Keep up the great work.Regards Jake
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
For a long time it was not possible to develop add-ins for Excel Macbook but I think this may have all changed in Excel 2011 Macbook. We are bringing in a macbook to explore the possibility of porting XLC to the Macbook. I'll be a duck out of water for a while but I'll see what we can do and keep you posted of any progress.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
A couple of suggestions:1) Use XLC's animation button to increment time and see the trajectory path.2) Copy the column of calculations and past into a table with a number of column. Then modify the time parameter in each column and plot the trajectory in a scatter chart.I hope this all makes sense.
woodward@wendtcorp 6 years ago
Win 7. Excel 14.0.7116.5000 (64-bit)XLC_RibbonTrajectory.xlsSimple Projectile Motion.xlsThe files above don't seem to plot the trajectories. Am I missing something in terms of how to initiate the calculation or line plot?Forced Vibration of a single degree of freedom system.xls seems to work fine.Regards, Mike Filename Trajectory.pdf, size 22370
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
There are two versions of XLC most people install the ribbon version which works with Excel 2007 and later. There is also XLC toolbar version that works with Excel 2003. It appears you have tried to install the ribbon version in Excel 2003 - which will not work.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
There are two versions of XLC most people install the ribbon version which works with Excel 2007 and later. There is also XLC toolbar version that works with Excel 2003. This is explained all XLC download pages.
MicucciEngineering 6 years ago
I activated my subscription, downloaded XLC, got the release code but I don't see any XLC toobar, ribbon, icon or
MicucciEngineering 6 years ago
I just subscribed, downloaded and installed XLC and do not see any indication of a new toolbar, ribbon or icon in Excel. I'm using Excel 2003.Please advise.
alimaher 6 years ago
I have my XLC release code. Where do I find the prompt to activate it?Thanks!
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
I thought it might be best to correspond with you directly rather than clutter the site. Would you be will in to let me look at your machine using Chrome Remote Desktop or TeamViewer? This way I can see for myself what the problem is. The last time I used Chrome Remote Desktop I discovered it was possible to install Excel without any VBA support ? this was easily fixed by a full install of Excel. I have sent you an email so that we can arrange this off the comments box.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
I have just checked the XLC ribbon install with Excel 2013 and I was a little surprised when the toolbar did not appear. However when I used the Excel menu File>Options>Addins I saw that XLC was installed but was inactive. At the button of the Add-ins screen you will find Manage Excel Add-ins and a
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
I have just run a check on Excel 2007 running on Windows 7 and all is well. I'm afraid I do not have a windows XP machine to check it on.I suggest that you download again and check the file size is a little over 1Mb. Re-install and keep an eye out for any error messages.If this fails you could install XLC toolbar version which runs in Excel 2007 and see if you have more luck with that version. It has been around for longer and is may stand a better chance of working on older operating systems.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
I have no problems opening your work book on a machine using Windows 7 and Excel 2010. However I have another machine with Excel 2007 and I will check if the latest version is working on this. Bear with me a little while.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
I have just added the MoreVision code signature to the installer. No change to XLC.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
To download you simply need to login to the site - the download link is available to all subscribers even those with a free XLC Trial subscription.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
XLC is updated to automatically detect XLC functions from any file and correct it to use the latest function library. This all occurs in the background and ensures that any file downloaded from the repository can be loaded with correction to the XLC functions. It also includes a bug fix for cell copy functionality reported in this thread.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
No Mike there is not currently a way to do this. An equation editor, like the one that ships with Word, would be the easiest way to achieve what you are looking for. The main purpose for XLC is to render an equation from the cell formula as a way of checking it against a formula you are copying from a text book and also that the calculation method is transparent and easily read. All Excel cell formulas start with an
autosocratic 6 years ago
Using the first video as an example, di=do-2t. Instead of
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
Roger and I spent some time looking at this problem over the phone and I managed to take a look at his PC using TeamViewer. It seems that Excel can be installed without VBA (this is the first I have heard of this but is documented on the Microsoft site). Obviously without VBA XLC will not run nor will any Excel add-in including the ones supplied by microsoft (Solver.xlam). Roger is re-installing Excel and hopefully this will remedy the problem.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
Hi Roger sorry you are having some difficulty installing the software. Firstly did you install the the ribbon version of XLC and not the toolbar version (this is only intended for Excel 2003). If for some reason you did download and it did not install correctly may I suggest you find the installation directory (usually C:\program files\XLC) and search for a file called XLC.xlam. Just open this file in excel and you should be good to go.Let me know how you get on.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
Yves I have just checked the XLC ribbon install with Excel 2013 and I was a little surprised when the toolbar did not appear. However when I used the Excel menu File>Options>Addins I saw that XLC was installed but was inactive. At the button of the Add-ins screen you will find Manage Excel Add-ins and a
Jake.B 6 years ago
Great stuff thanks John.I have subscribed and look forward to the update. Keep up the good work.Regards Jake
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
I spent a little time on this yesterday and I have a fix which I will include in the next release. If you go to the XLC download page and press the subscribe button you'll be automatically emailed when the update is available for download. Thanks for reporting this in Jake.
Jake.B 6 years ago
Hi John. Thanks for your prompt reply - thought I must have been going mad for a minute!Work around seem easy enough to implement. Is there any hope for a fix in the future? Just find myself doing a lot of copying and pasting with XLC when I need to copy formula with correct units etc. from one place to another.Kind regards,Jake
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
Hi Jake. I am afraid this is a bug in XLC. To get back your normal behavior you need to temporarily switch off XLC. This can be done from Excel Menus File>Options>Addins Then at the bottom of the page you'll find Manage Excel Add-ins and a
Jake.B 6 years ago
Hello,Not an XLC question per se, but this seems like a good place to ask.I am using Excel 2010 after having quite a long break from doing any real intensive calculations in excel. I could have sworn in previous versions when I clicked on a cell and copied it with Ctrl+C, I could press Ctrl+V more than once to copy the source cell to as may destination cells as I wanted without the source cell deactivating.Is this correct or has Excel always only ever allowed one Ctrl+V for each Ctrl+C command? Seems a bit painful. I know there is the clipboard but that not really as efficient as a quick keyboard operation.Many thanks,Jake
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
I have been away for a couple of days Alex but I am pleased you managed to work this out for yourself.
ahuston 6 years ago
John,Nevermind, I figured it out, the cell was formatted as a Text cell instead of a General cell. Making the update fixed this. Thanks,Alex
ahuston 6 years ago
John,When I enter =eqs(e10) in cell G10, the following displays '=eqs(e10)'. When I do the same thing in cell G14, the equation graphic displays. When I click Insert Equation button in cell G10 the equation graphic will appear along with =EQS(e10,
seattle321 6 years ago
In the above excel spread sheet the following's needs to be added: 1. The deferential in soil levels on both sides of the retaining wall must be controllable . At the moment only Y6 soil level can be reduced or increased, however, please add another key to control soil level on the other side of the wall. 2. No Load impact (Point load in KN)is found in this spreadsheet as a result of a vehicle hit (projected load)magnitude in KN , above grade level by 400 mm, the projected load is against the wall should be add.Thanks wahab
do_usr 6 years ago
Thank you for the replay. Actually I have figured out/ eliminated the problem. I had to do with a macro that was somehow trigged when I ran the XLC commands, don’t ask me how. Removing the macro made the spreadsheet run normal again.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
To investigate this I would need to reproduce the error on my own machine. can you send me your file and the sequence of events that I need to follow to reproduce the problem?If the XLC functions are not working I suggest that you close excel and restart it. This should restore XLC back to some order.
do_usr 6 years ago
I am working on a large workbook and all of a sudden a started getting the error message: Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications - Wrong number of arguments or invalid property assignment. The message pops up whenever a try to use any of the XLC functions. Any suggestions on why I got this problem and how it might get solved?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 6 years ago
Dennis - Toolbar version and ribbon version implement XLC functions in different ways. We have a FAQ which answers all your questions. Good luck with your deadline.
denniskirk 6 years ago
I am working with a small team doing calculation development so have had XLC installed on several PCs and they chose the ribbon version. I use the toolbar version on my PC.The Ribbon version puts a link to XLC.xlam in the file (see
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
There are no extra strains posed on excel due to equations and the file should save and load without any difficulties. As far as Excel is concerned equations are simply graphics and all the code used to save a file is purely Excel. I have also taken a look at your excel file and I'm afraid it is very strange indeed. I don't think you fully understand what XLC is doing. Perhaps I could suggest that you follow the tutorials on the help page. This will show you how to use the software and how it can help you verify cell formulas in Excel.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
Yikes this looks terrible but there are some clues as to what is going wrong. XLC is telling us that a number of cells are not named. May I refer you to the help page and in particular the requirements for a named CellIf you wish please attach your file so that I can examine it in more detail.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
I have checked that the file downloads correctly and is not corrupt. The download file is an executable file, it sound like some security feature on your machine is preventing access. There is not much we can do at this end I'm afraid. [Admin]
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
I notice that your row height is quite large. Personally I always leave the row height to automatically fit and let equations spill over to the row below. I always leave the 'Equation vertical align' setting to 'top' which gives me an equation looking like this: BTW to select an image click on the 'Choose File' button then place the image in your post using the button to the right.
Jake.B 7 years ago
Thanks John. Changing that setting looks good. The exponent still renders high but everything else looks spot on. Its no big problem - Just thought I would bring it to your attention.Image attached (sorry still trying to work out how to include images in posts).Regards Jake
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
JakeThere is an equation setting for this too. You can change the default setting using 'XLC Setting' button. Change the 'Equation vertical alignment' from 'top' to 'mid'
Jake.B 7 years ago
Hi John,Thank you very much for solving this one for me. I generally break up my equations into logical blocks to make it easier to see what is happening. It is a relatively easy fix to write it all as one line so will do this going forward. Sorry to cost you so much time tracing the cause of this one down.Regarding the vertical alignment of the + operator in the equations below, they seem to be a little high (top line by the looks of it). I assume this is just how excel renders equations?Thanks again John, greatly appreciated.Regards Jake
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
I have been searching for how the code could introduce these carriage return characters and not finding an answer. But I see that they have been introduced by you. Looking in the formula bar I can see you have carriage return characters: Simply remove these characters and all the rendering problems will disappear.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
I have had no problems in building the equation from scratch (see below): However when debugging you worksheet I have noticed that there are some strange carriage return characters that somehow seem to have crept in. I am at a loss to understand how this has happened and I am still investigating the problem further.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
Oh dear this has not worked out well at all. It has been a long time since we have had an equation rendering issue to investigate but this certainly seems a worthy case. Please give us a little time to investigate. Thank you very much for reporting this in. In the meantime as a work around may I suggest that you break your equation into parts.
Jake.B 7 years ago
Hello team,I have spent the day converting a calculation I had completed in MATHCAD over to Excel + XLC.Overall, I am very happy with the results. The equations are generally very presentable and the ability to show working is a big advantage over Mathcad IMHO.I do however have one problem as shown in row 128 of the attached calculation. I have a moderately complicated formula which requires me to take the square root. XLC seems to be having some trouble parsing the equation and formulating an appropriately rendered image of the equation.Would someone mind having a look and offering some advice?Many thanks,Jake Filename Bored_Pier_RevB.xlsm, size 206229
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
If you follow the link in my previous post it explains a little about what is happening. [CTRL + Shift + J] invokes a script to correct references to XLC. This is required as the structure of the program has altered over the years. It is in convenient but I am working on a software solution that will make all corrections transparently to the user.
Charlie James 7 years ago
Don't know what ctrl+shift+j means or does BUT IT WORKEDB) Many thanks Charlie
Charlie James 7 years ago
What am I doing wrong?:S . I have loaded XLC ribbon
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
I noticed that the automatic functionality was not working correctly in 13.09.02. This is corrected in version 13.09.03. Version 13.09.02 was only available for a few hours so hopefully this does not worry many users.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
Some people have been troubled with hidden equations. The latest version 13.09.02 corrects this problem. In addition the expiration date for trial users has been removed.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
Some people have been troubled with hidden equations. The latest version 13.09.02 corrects this problem. Please download.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
Hi DirkI have checked XLC running with excel 2013 which gave me no problems but I have yet to sign up for office 365. I am aware that the online versions of Excel or Excel running on Windows RT will not support any add-ins at all so if this is your problem I will not be able to help. If Excel is installed on a full Windows product it will support addins. Maybe you could describe your installation in a little more detail?
dirkels 7 years ago
HiCan anyone help me with installing Excel calcs into Office 365. I keep on getting an errorUnable to register the DLL/OCX problemRegardsDirk
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
It is also worth reading our good calculation guide which gives you guidance on producing calculations which give good results in any system of units. It will also handle your unit conversion too. I use this approach all the time and it is my starting point for any calculation I undertake.
joe.tonneson 7 years ago
Hi,I'd like to assign units to certain cells. For example, I am looking at a masonry shearwall and it is 10 ft long.I assign a variable 'L' and input 10 and then in the adjacent cell input 'ft'. In my calculation is it possible for the xlc add in to convert ft to inches automatically or do I need to manually do this?....currently I just do it manually.Thanks in advance.
SET 7 years ago
John,Thanks for the quick response. That seems to have it sorted.Apparently a case of
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
From the sounds of things your XLC release code has not been installed correctly as the program as you have it as the moment is still operating in trial mode. The usual problem is that your username is case sensitive so please follow these instructions specifically. When you are sure this has been done correctly use the
SET 7 years ago
Hello,I recently purchased the Pro version and I must say that I love your work, and XLC is making life much easier. But I have one nagging issue that I am hoping can be resolved.The add-in is installed on a Windows 7 machine running Office 2013 32bit version. The Username and Release Code seem to be correct. I have installed the ribbon version and all works well except.....When I insert an equation it sometimes comes up with the watermark (even though I have a paid version), sometimes not. When I change the equation from
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
I trust you installed the ribbon version of XLC rather than the toolbar version?The ribbon version installation is generally un-problematic. Installing the toolbar version can occasionally be a little more difficult to install.
nephembani 7 years ago
thanks
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
I'll take a look into this and try to work out what is going on. In the mean time it is possible to disable XLC from the File>options>Addins menu if it becomes an irritation.
matt.moore 7 years ago
Hi all,I recently installed xlc onto my pc and since then have noticed that the add-on has changed the behavior of the clipboard within excel. When I copy a cell and paste it in another location, it is removed from the clipboard once it has been pasted the first time. Prior to installing xlc, excel worked as expected, such that I could copy a cell and paste it into several locations without having to re-copy each time. This same issue occurs when executing vba subs that I have written, where I used to copy a cell or range once and paste it in multiple locations, I now have to rewrite the line of code to copy the value each time I wish to paste it elsewhere.This issue has been reproduced by my colleagues also. We are all running Office 2010 32bit on Windows 7 64bit. Any help would be much appreciated.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
EdwardI am intrigued to hear your problem but I doubt very much if XLC is causing the problem. An XLC file is saved as any other Excel file. Equations are simply 'shapes' like any other Excel shape. XLC does have some custom functions and will require XLC to be installed to work but if it were not all you would see is some #NAME errors. I will quite happily answer any questions from your IT people if they wish but there are no patches to address such a problem. I hope my response is helpful.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
This s very strange but without being able to reproduce the error it is difficult for me to investigate.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
I hit the redraw button to produce the equation:
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
RobSimply enter cell C3 in your example and click the Insert Equation button.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
Yes it is easy to do. Just use the XLC
kjn.fife 7 years ago
I'm new to ExcelCalcs: Can XLC be used to decipher an existing spreadsheet and display the formula.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
As far as Excel is concerned an XLC named cell is just a cell containing some formatted text. This data is not lost when it is saved.As far as Excel is concerned XLC equations are simply graphics and again this data is not lost when it is saved.Unless I can reproduce the error you experienced I cannot debug it but I really cannot see how XLC has given rise to your file corruption issue.
erik01 7 years ago
I am using name functions, but excel deletes all names and other texts from the workbook. They are also missing from the file You sent back. If I open your work I still get this message:
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
EricI managed to open the file with a few errors. I can see that you have been using XLC so I redrew equations on a couple of worksheets. I was a little surprised to see that you have not been using XLC name functions to generate algebraic equations. Your numeric equations appeared well enough though.I saved my work which re-opened without errors (see attached).I do not believe that the file corruption problem has anything to do with XLC but some other Excel weirdness. Sorry I cannot be of much help. Filename XLC_error2.xlsx, size 1574793
erik01 7 years ago
The file is here: Filename XLC_error.xlsx, size 1632260
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
Could you attach a file exhibiting the problem and I'll take a look at it?
erik01 7 years ago
Hello!I have a similar issue:
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
It all sounds very odd Edward I'll contact you by email to arrange a call. I may ask you to use a very good website service www.screenleap.com so that you can show me exactly what is happening.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
EdwardThank you for your comments and apologies about the watermark issue. This should be easily rectified. It is simply a matter of inserting your XLC release code correctly. Loginto the site and follow this link to retrieve your release code. There is some additional help here.If you are still having trouble drop me a line - I'm sure we get get this resolved quickly for you.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
Expiration date for XLC Trial users extended to 30th September 2013.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
MarttiI have just uploaded new versions of the installation files which extends the expiration date for trial users until 30th September 2013. Please install these new files.
martti 7 years ago
Hi,My friend installed and used XLC on my computer. I started to like it and when my friends subscription ended I registered myself. But after unistalling and installing the version I downloaded, it still says my subscription has ended. Is there a way to fix this?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
Thanks for your comments and I am sorry that the process of getting up and running is frustrating. All I can do to reassure you is that we are here to help and very happy to do so.In response to your specific difficulties:The toolbar version is a little more problematic to install that the ribbon version of the program. Generally the problem has to do with Windows installation rights but if you don't have installation rights you are pretty much stuck. The trial version of the program times out (this does nor happen to active subscribers). It is done so that trial users use the most up to date version and also to bring them back to the site periodically to encourage them to upgrade (although a trial subscription can be used indefinitely).Running videos from the Excelcalcs can be problem if your software is not the required version. However all the videos are available on our You tube channel. The YouTube player supports almost all browsers.Please stick with us we'll get you up and running.
studoc 7 years ago
Perhaps like many engineers, I find myself with many half baked spreadsheets after many years in practice, so see XLC as potentially a useful tool to clean things up from the past and present a more organised way forward.It's been difficult to move forward though; I don't know about others, but things haven't worked straight off the bat.I am busy, so go back to my work and sporadically return for another look.This time I download the XLC toolbar onto my laptop for another attempt, only to find that following a fresh download and successful install, the program says it is outdated (???).Looking in for a peak at the tutorials I find that the flash player stalls, because it doesn't have the latest version of adobe whatever... The laptop is a month old and i seem to remember being asked to update this program shortly after it's purchase...I am busy, tired and frustrated by my failure to launch XLC...Looks like a good idea, but....
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
Are you installing the toolbar version of XLC or the ribbon version?
AndrewLivingstone 7 years ago
I re installed windows 7 to day and then I installed XLC, but I got the error 13 message uninstalling XLC and re installing it didn't help. any suggestions ?
AndrewLivingstone 7 years ago
thanks :)
JohnDoyle[Admin] 7 years ago
Hi Andrew - If you reinstall your copy of XLC you will not have this problem. The latest versions always start up with XLC Auto switched off and the button needs to be switched on when you want to use this functionality.It caught me a out a couple of times too and it is quite annoying if you are working with an enormous data sheet :)
AndrewLivingstone 7 years ago
I am using XLC on a daily basis but when I run a VBA within Excel the program runs so slow, I need to turn off the ‘Auto XLC’, my question is can I do this within my VBA program. Thanks
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Updated the code to get round the XLC Toolbar function and XLC Ribbon function compatibility issue. The problem was that any calculation created using the toolbar version of XLC which was subsequently loaded up by the ribbon version of XLC threw up some #NAME? errors. Should this happen all you have to do is press the [CTRL+SHIFT+J] keys and the error will disappear.The previous code reformatted some of the XLC Named cells - the latest version does not reformat any XLC Named cells.
medeardorff 8 years ago
I uploaded the latest XLC based on another post. Sorry to trouble you all. I searched after I made my first post.Thanks
medeardorff 8 years ago
How do I avoid seeing the _ or ^ characters which showed up when I tried your examples?
medeardorff 8 years ago
I often use names with multiple characters with or without subscripts. How do I prevent a cell from being automatically subscripting or allowing a subscript after two or more normal characters? To elucidate I use variables like XTl+1 where l+1 is the subscript.ThanksMark
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
So sorry to have to put out this update so soon but I realised that the last version released 2 days ago 12.12.04 was not compatible with the 64bit version of Excel (thank you Clyde Hancock for reporting this in). A stupid mistake oversight on my part I'm afraid. I have fixed the problem in this release.In addition I have also introduced some new code to get round the XLC Toolbar function and XLC Ribbon function compatibility issue. The problem was that any calculation created using the toolbar version of XLC which was subsequently loaded up by the ribbon version of XLC threw up some #NAME? errors. Should this happen all you have to do is press the [CTRL+SHIFT+J] keys and the error will disappear.I recommend that you install this update.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Reconfigured the XLC Functions to maintain better compatibility with XLC toolbar and calculations created by toolbar versions of XLC after problems with #NAME? errors (as reported in the newsletter).Also modified graphics routines for better functionality with the Excel Web App and Microsoft SkyDrive.I recommend that you install this update.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
I have updated the help page so that you read about each button without having to hover over the button. This will be useful for those who like to print out a page of help. Thanks again for the feedback :)
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
The written help is encoded into the buttons in the ribbon version of the program. Simply hover your mouse over the button to reveal the help. The same help is on the help page on the website again simply hover over the button graphic above the video player to reveal the help.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Hi Ryan I have emailed to files to you to make sure you can get going but I am keen to try to find out exactly what the down load problems is. I assume that you have been trying to download the ribbon version of XLC? It seems that you have sucessfully downloaded other files from the site. If this is the case then perhaps the problem is related to you browser security settings. Most files on the site are Xls or xlsx files but the ribbon version of XLC is downloaded as XLC_Ribbon_Setup.exe. Browsers often raise warnings if you download executable files. Is this the problem?
ryan akers 8 years ago
Hi John,Thanks for getting back to me mate- the problem still persists however- i have tried a different computer but its on a work network so maybe the problem is the internet connection- the excavator sheet downloads fine though- is there any way you could just download the file and send it via email.Very keen to get this worksheet up and running mate- it looks great from the previews.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
I seem to get this reported every few months or so but each time it is some kind of internet connection problem. May I suggest that you try to download the files again. I have checked both the Ribbon and toolbar versions of the program. Each downloaded correctly and I did not receive any file corruption messages.If the problem persists please contact us again and look into it again. Could you copy the URL of the file you are trying to download? I'm sure we'll have you up and running soon.
ryan akers 8 years ago
Hi Guys,Newb Here, doing an analysis of load applications for some of our large excavators on site and i am going to use the excavator arm sheet as a base point to get some ideas for how to do my analysis- this sheet requires XLC and when i try and download it the computer says
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Improvement to EQS() functionality so that it works correctly with 'Auto XLC' switched on. It is recommended that you reinstall this update.
briand 8 years ago
Thank you for the update.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Just had a quick look at the code and XLC requires all functions to be named using alpha numeric characters apart from a few noted exception (like Excel's LOG10() function). I think I could improve on this in the future to allow other characters like
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Mmm I can't remember why - I'll take a look into it Brian and get back to you later.
briand 8 years ago
I think I said before I was addicted to underscores...! I now need to see if I can change the habit of lifetime, unless there's a chance of XLC being taught to treat my underscores as I intend them to be treated?Thanks,Brian
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
XLC seems to be recognising bd_Dewpoint as a cell reference (I don't entirely know why). However if you remove the
briand 8 years ago
...oops...it wouldn't let me attach an add-in (bd_tech.xla), so I've renamed it 'bd_tech.xls' and trying again... Filename bd_tech.xls, size 32768
briand 8 years ago
...and please find add-in attached as in previous post...
briand 8 years ago
Please find attached the workbook; I'll post again in a few seconds attaching a cut-down version of my add-in (as I think I can only attach one file per message on this forum?).Thanks. Filename xlc_udf_issues.xlsx, size 20496
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
XLC usually copes pretty well with UDFs. I can imagine that under some circumstances it may have a few hiccups although in this particular case I can't see why it has not worked. Perhaps you could attach an example showing how the problem occurs and I'll have a look into it.
briand 8 years ago
I have some User Defined Functions in an Add-In (my own Add-In, containing various psychrometric functions) for my spreadsheet. It would seem that XLC equation display can't deal with these functions. For instance, my UDF 'bd_Dewpoint' calculates the Dewpoint temperature from Dry Bulb Temperature and Relative Humidity. In cell D15 I have the formula '=bd_Dewpoint(D13,D14)' (using XLC I named D13 ta and D14 rh). XLC enters in cell E15 '=EQS(D15,
yanez 8 years ago
Now i can see the toolbar!I will show what i did for the toolbar appears. The problem was in the user profile.(i'm using excel 2007)1º I created a new account (windows 7 account).2º I downloaded and installed xlc toolbarEverything it's fine :)I hope this help :)
briand 8 years ago
That's much appreciated John, thanks.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Correction to name button problem reported here.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
I have just uploaded XLC Ribbon 12.12.02 - This error is corrected.Thank you for your feedback Briand and taking the time to report this through to me - I have awarded you a free 3 month XLC Pro subscription by way of thanks.
briand 8 years ago
I am using XLC Ribbon Version 12.12, whcih I downloaded and installed this morning. I run Excel 2010 32-bit (x86) under Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64 Bit.Under Equation Display Default Settings, I have ticked the box Show all multiplication signs.If I have Auto XLC OFF, then once I've entered the name and click the manual '= XLC Name' button, I have the problem I've described.However, as you suggested, I've just tried with Auto XLC ON entering a name 'OAT=' (without the space) and it does what I want, so thanks for that!
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Apologies Brian:blush: - I have continued test and I can see there is a problem when the auto XLC switch is off in the new ribbon version of XLC. I have managed to get the problem you describe to repeat on my machine. I'll take a further look into this and upload a fix over the next day or so.In the mean time I suggest you turn on the Auto XLC switch which is working fine I believe.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Hi BrianThis problem seems a little odd to me Brian I have just checked and everything seems to be working out for me. Let's get a few things straight first.[li]Are you using the latest version of XLC?Are you working with the Auto XLC On or Off?[/li]Entering 'OAT=' should not subscript any character.Entering 'OAT =' should subscript the 'A' and the 'T' characters.Underscores in names will enforce subscripts and the only work around I can think of is to use the
briand 8 years ago
I realise this topic is a bit old, but I've just been trying to do the same thing and I also can't find a way to prevent characters in the middle of my name appearing as subscripts, even though I've ticked the box Show all multiplication signs in the settings. Whether or not I have a space between 'OAT' and '=', still end up with at least one subscript. For 'OAT=' (i.e. no space), the 'A' is a subscript; for 'OAT =' (i.e. one space) (or with just 'OAT' and nothing else) the 'AT' is a subscript. Is there a fix for this? If not, I won't be able to subscribe as I really need to have my names the way I want them.To complicate matters further, I often put underscores in my names, but these seem to result in subscripts; can this effect be changed? If not, I guess I may have to use a dashes instead of underscores, but that will be hard to remember as I've used underscores for breaking up variable names for as long as I've been using computers!Thanks for any help you can give.Brian
peachsb 8 years ago
Fantastic. Downloaded, installed and appears to work great. I have missed this add-in. Thanks!
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
XLC Ribbon VersionIt's here and it support 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Excel 2010.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Introducing the first release of XLC Ribbon version for Excel 2007 and 2010 (both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Excel).
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Good news sadunham I am just completing work for the release of the ribbon version of XLC which will support the 64 bit version of Excel 2010 (and the 64 bit version of Excel 2013 which I am currently paying around with). I have already sent a Beta version to Clyde who reports that it is running without a hit on his copy of 64 bit Excel 2010. It will be posted up to the site sometime this weekend. I'll add a note in this thread when it will be available.
Clyde 8 years ago
Hi John,I would be happy to do some Beta testing. Anything I can do to help. You know I'm
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Hi ClydeI am working have a ribbon version of XLC that will run on 64 bit versions of Excel 2010. The ribbon version of XLC has been working on the 32 bit version of Excel 2010 for some time and is about ready for release but I have to confess that I do not actually have a 64 bit version Excel 2010 and I really need to get on and start testing the code with this. Would you be happy to run some Beta code and report any problems back to me?
Clyde 8 years ago
I have just installed Microsoft Office 2010 (64 bit). I was not offered the option of installing the 32 bit version of Excel. I am saddened to discover that I cannot use ExcelCalcs. Are there plans for providing this in the future (I hope)? This will probably be an issue more and more in the future. I will really miss ExcelCalcs. Is there a way that I can install the 32 bit version of Excel? When I installed the 64 bit version of Office, the installation stated that I could not install the 64 bit version until I removed the 32 bit Office components that I had on my machine.:(
wescurran 8 years ago
Thanks John for your two great answers. I was using WinZip to unzip the file and kept getting error messages. You suggested that I try another zip extraction tool to see if that would work. So I downloaded Express Zip and it worked like a charm. I was able to successfully unzip and install XLC. Again thanks for your response.
Hydrokiwi 8 years ago
Hi John:I am having trouble unzipping file xlc 12_09_01Have tried downloading several times.Have tried unzipping to an uncompressed folder.Setup.exe is corrupted. My zip manager reports a format error when unzipping to the folder.The download size is 1060 kBCheersJohn
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Another thought... You are not working with the 64bit version of Excel 2010 are you. Our software does not currently support this version of Excel. It does work with the 32bit version of Excel 2010.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Mmmm we have never had this one before. It seems to be some kind of problem with the integrity of the zip file. I downloaded from the site and checked myself and reinstalled myself. Everything worked for me so I don't think there is a problem with the integrity of the zip file on the site.It is sometimes worth extracting the files in the zip folder to a uncompressed directory and running setup.exe from there. Please let me know if this solves your problem.
wescurran 8 years ago
When trying to install XLC I got the following message:Warning: Skipping
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
I have been aware of this limitation myself for quite a while but there is an easy work around. The problem occurs when the worksheet name includes blank characters (i.e. worksheet named
gte447f 8 years ago
When I try to use the eqs() function for a formula that references cells on another worksheet I get, #Cell'OtherWorksheet'!B1 not named# but it is named.Am I doing something wrong?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
I have noticed that Skype have released a version of Skype Click to Call which does not interfere with Excel or XLC.
DRT 8 years ago
Solution - use 32 bit excel / office.I had 64 bit office and have now installed 32 bit - XLC (and other addins) now work.
ArthurJM 8 years ago
I have uninstalled Skype John and the formulae are showing. I will experiment further when I am freer. thanks for your help so far.Arthur
ArthurJM 8 years ago
I have done all you recommended. However I only had the option of disabling Skype to Call. The remove button was greyed out.The problem still persists, with only some of the formulae showingRegardsArthur
JimR 8 years ago
How about cube or higher roots?would like it to look as nice as possible.JimR
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
I am afraid that XLC will not work with the 64 bit version of Excel 2010. I try to make this clear on the XLC download page but it is easy to miss. Unfortunately you'll find that many popular addins won't work on the 64 bit version of Excel 2010 and even Microsoft recommend the 32 bit version unless you need extra memory to access very large datasets (which appears to be the only benefit of the 64 bit version of Excel 2010 and is not generally a problem for engineers).
DRT 8 years ago
Hi JohnI have the same issuesI AM running 64 bit excel 2010.I am an admin super user but have also tried running as administrator on right click.I have disabled my AV.Yet I still get the same error message as above....
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
I'm afraid I am out of advice - I am sure the issue is related to problems with administrator access - you could try on an alternate machine?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
To uninstall the Skype addin:Firefox: Tool>Add-ons then uninstall Skype addin.Internet Explorer: Click the gear symbol in the top right of the window> Manage Add-ons then uninstall Skype addin.From your description something appears to have upset XLC. If XLC continues having problems I suggest you do the following:
    Close Excel.Uninstall XLC.Download and install the latest version of XLC.Restart the computer.
I hope this settles things down but by all means contact me again if you continue to have problems.
ArthurJM 8 years ago
Hi John,I have read through the above concerning equations not showing.I have been using XCL on my new machine (64bit Windows 7) for months.Today when I entered my new subscription code I started having problems with equations not showing.I have tried to disable the addin in skype but don't see how to do it. I unchecked the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
There is no problems installing the software on any 64 bit version of windows provided that you have a 32 bit version of Excel. There is currently only one 64 bit version of Excel 2010 but it is only used by users manageing very large datasets and even Microsoft recommend that you install the 32 bit version of Excel 2010.From what I have read 'Unable to register the DLL/OCX: Redsvr32 failed with the exit code 0x5.' arises because you need administrator rights to run the program. May I suggest you follow these instructions:
    Download XLC.Extract the zip into a folder on your hard drive.Right click on the file
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Did your computer give any error messages? In the previous case the error code 0x80004005 pointed us towards administrator rights and User Account Control Settings.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
We had developed a ribbon version of XLC running under the 32 bit Excel 2010. We assumed that getting this running on 64 bit Excel 2010 would be straight forward. Unfortunately it was much more involved that we first imagined. Coupled with this we have only had 2 request from users who want to run on 64 bit Excel 2010 (yourself and Keith Sharp). Most users are following Microsofts advice and installing the 32 bit version of Excel.Microsoft recommendation:The only use advantage of the 64 bit version of Excel is to access more than 2GB of memory whih may be of interests to data analysts but not really a constraint for engineering calculations.Finally we decided to continue offering one version of XLC our software which works on all versions 32 bit Excel (2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010). We are now not intending to realease a version for 64 bit Excel. I apologise for raising any false expectations.
peachsb 8 years ago
This post is a little old now but indicates you were in the final stages then to support 64 bit 2010. How is it coming? Are we there yet?
JFKatMatrix 8 years ago
Hello again,Still no luck with that one. Do you have any information on how we might access the ExcelCalcs functions, say within a macro, so that we can construct our own toolbar buttons?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Sorry for not responding Boss Ed I have only just noticed your post. You are goining about tackling the problem the right way but what exactly does the error code say?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Maybe you have all tried this already but I lost my XLC toolbar for a little while in Excel 2010. I managed to find it again by checking Excel options. The strange thing was that the Add-Ins tab was checked (but not actually showing) so I unchecked it and then rechecked it and thankfully the XLC toolbar appeared. I believe it happened because I installed another addin and this had thrown a error message relating to a command bar. After that the Add-Ins tab disappeared completely and so the XLC toolbar could not be seen. I hope this helps.
John Thistleton 8 years ago
John,I have just installed and all appears to be working OK.Thanks for that. John
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
I have just uploaded XLC version 12.03.01. Can you install it and tell me how you get on.Thanks again for your help.John.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Thank you John - I will need to review the code to understand what the problem might be. Can you bear with me for a little longer? Thanks for taking the time to reporting this in - it all helps to improve the software :)
John Thistleton 8 years ago
Hi,It dosen't recognise the date format as you typed it
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Mmm very troubling.Can you enter the date 29th Feb 2012 into a cell and format the cell as a number with no decimal places? On my system the number displayed is 40968. What do you see?
John Thistleton 8 years ago
John.Yes that is the message.And the expiry date is noted as 29th Feb 2012.I am using Windows XP Pro and Excel 2007.I have checked the date and time settings on the PC and they are correct.Thanks, John
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
The message you recieve from XLC should look like this:
The intention is to make sure that trial users are use the latest version of the software (active XLC Pro subscribers should never see this message).
You can close the message by clicking the top right hand "X" button this will take your browser to www.ExcelCalcs.com but Excel should remain running. Switch back to excel and press the about XLC and settings button . This will raise a form and at the top of the form it will state the expiry date for trial users. The latest version is set to expire on 29th February 2012.
Can you tell me what your system says to you?
John Thistleton 8 years ago
John,I am still getting the same message. I have removed all reference to XLC and repeated download.But still getting the same message and direction to website.Regards, John
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
I think everything is working fine for me. Please uninstall XLC and reinstall XLC let me know of any error messages that you encounter and I'll try to fathom what the problem is.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Bear with me John. I am going to install on a clean computer just to check that every thing is working. Give me 10 mins or so.
John Thistleton 8 years ago
I have the same problem. I downloaded for the first time yesterday but did not use. Today I get the message. I have downloaded again today but still get the message and unable to use. Any help?Thanks, John
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Thanks for your question Doug - you can install XLC on as many machines as you like provided it is for your use only.This is dicussed here and here.
dhexcel 8 years ago
I got a new computer at work and would like to remove excel calcs from the old computer and install it on the new computer. Is this possible?Thanks,Doug
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
Hi GregSorry I did not get sooner I have been out of the office for a few days. All versions of XLC have a time limit. If you enter the XLC release code then the time limit is removed. This is to encourage people to install the latest version to keep up to date with updates and bug fixes. The latest version of XLC has a times out on 29th February 2012. You can always check the time limit using the 'About XLC and settings
gfs_se 8 years ago
John,I just purchased a new computer and tried to install a new download of XLC. The install appeared to have worked, but when I try to use the add-in I get a message saying that it is an old version of the program and that it needs to be updated. My new computer is using an Intel i7 processor, and is running a 64 bit system.I did go through the download process probably 3 times. I did not do any deleting of files or uninstalling before trying to re-download.Any suggestions.Greg Shea
jimbo 8 years ago
Jaohn, All downloaded and running well. Thanks for keeping it straightforward.
JFKatMatrix 8 years ago
JFKatMatrix here.Actually, I never did fix XLC on my work laptop, and we don't use roaming profiles so I have never tried deleting mine. I am just hoping that, once a ribbon compliant version of XLC is released, the problem goes away. In the mean time I just borrow the laptop next door if I want to edit any equations.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 8 years ago
It sounds like XLC.xll is installed correctly. XLC.dll is not working correctly. Have you also run
yanez 8 years ago
hi. I can't see the xlc toolbar when i look at
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Well I am not sure what caused them to move but as far as Excel is concerned equations are simply graphics objects or inserted pictures. Certain Excel operations can move pictures, cut and paste operations in particular. Thankfully the EQS() function is the place-holder or anchor for equations so use the 'Redraw worksheet equations' buttons so that equations are returned to their right place.
dhexcel 9 years ago
I added about 10 equations to about 10 tabs.I saved the file and then re-opened it.All the equations have shifted to the right and down.I deleted them on one tab with the eraser tool and re-created them.They re-appeared in the incorrect location again.What could have caused this?
keithtfa 9 years ago
JohnOne option that would be nice to have is to be able to format the formula on the left hand side as if you were writing it by hand.Normal preference would be to type b=2c=3A= b+c = 5However in XLC it only displays formulas on the right of a formula cell and you getA=5 b+cAlso would be nice to be able to tick a box so that you get an = sign before formula. Thought it happens some times but not all the time.Keep up the good workRegardsKeith Sharp
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
A new version of XLC is in the final stages of development which will be compatible with the 64 bit version of Excel 2010 (currently it works with the 32 bit version of Excel 2010, 2007 2003 and 2000). Please send us details of any features you would like to see included.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
OK just type inOAT=to produce what you are after. This is different to enteringOAT =which will give you automatic subscripts (what a difference a
dhexcel 9 years ago
Thanks, but I want the variable to look like this:OAT =with no sub-scripting or super-scripting.Your example of
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Here are some examples that I hope will help:Make sure the
dhexcel 9 years ago
I cannot get a variable name to start with more than one non-sub-scripted letter.The variable name I want is
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
I am pleased you are up and running at last. Version 09_04 did have a problem with the 'Check Subscription' algorithm and it was corrected in version 10_01 build 03. It is always worth installing the latest version of the software.
bigwall 9 years ago
Working now but I had to delete the XLC key from the registry and reinstall. Two versions of XLC were shown in Programs and Features when I went to uninstall XLC 11_11. Think the older version was 09_04 but I didn't write down. Older version was definately uninstalled using Uninstall XLC from the start menu folder prior to installing 11_11 but I didn't check to see if it was also removed from Windows Programs and Features. Uninstalled both versions (09_04 didn't show an uninstall window), rebooted, updated excel and windows using windows update. Reinstalled 11_11 and my Username and Release Code were still shown in the Subcription Window. XLC still wasn't working with the same problem...Run Time error 13, freezing and couldn't close excel without forcing shutdown. Uninstalled XLC, rebooted, deleted registry key, reinstalled XLC, entered my username and release code (now reset) and now seems to be working.Fair bit of lost time but got there in the end.
raw01 9 years ago
Wow that seems to be working. That is great! I just disabled all the skype addons for all my browsers (IE, Firefox, and chrome). To answer you're question John, this isn't a new machine I've had it for over a year and this problem has been intermittent (not surprising if the root cause was the skype addon I guess...)Thanks everyone
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
I noticed that recently XLC running in Excel 2010 was not showing equations. It was an intermittent fault and could always be rectified by rebooting my machine. But I set out to see what could be the route cause of the problem and I think it is the skype addin for Internet Explorer and Firefox. Forums are full of discussions where the Skype addin is causing problems with Excel and somewhere down the line it is upsetting XLC too. I advise everyone to disable the addin - as do Skype.See this thread "Skype causing MS Excel Error". Or this one "Fix Skype addin for Cannot Empty the Clipboard in Office". its also here.
I have not got to the bottom of this yet but I have disabled the skype addin and all seems to be working fine again.
bigwall 9 years ago
The error occurs when I enter Username, Release Code and check subsription.Yes xlc.dll is installed under Excel options> Add-ins. I tried browsing to the file but still doesn't work.Read through the Redsvr32 web page. Have no option to run as administrator when right click the dll file. Have administrator access on computer.Have installed on other computers and works correctly on those computers. Would like to install on small laptop as I generaly take this laptop away from home.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
can you check to see if XLC.xll is correctly installed. Check Excel>Options>AddinsYou registered just over a month ago. Have you managed to get XLC up and running on other machines. Is it just one machine that is giving you problems?Please drop me a line if you need further help.
bigwall 9 years ago
Hi John,I'm getting the Run-Time error 13 when trying to subscribe. Firstly happened with an early xlc version (not sure of version). Then uninstalled early version and installed V11_11. Didn't reboot the computer between installs. Been through the 10 point check. I can see the addin toolbar in excel but when I run regsvr32 XLC.dll I get the error
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
SteveI downloaded your example and pressed the redraw button which rendered all your equations with no problem. I am perplexed as XLC must be installed correctly as you can see all the buttons. There is certainly no reason why it should not work on. Is this a problem it has recently developed or is it a new installation on a new machine?
raw01 9 years ago
Also - please note I am using 32 bit excel on 64 bit windows.
raw01 9 years ago
Hi John, I have struck the same problem for a while now. The formula only shows intermittently, and at the moment I can't get it to show at all. Please find attached a spreadsheet I am working on which I can't get the formula to show. I have tried the auto draw, and redraw buttons as described above, but have had no joy. I am running Windows 7 (64 bit) and 2010 excel. Cheers, Steve Hore Filename J000028_ML_500_Feed_Chute.xlsx, size 329593
dhexcel 9 years ago
Thanks!
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Hi Douglas - I am afraid that XLC does not work on the mac. Probably your best option for is to use the button to save as a native Excel file (this removes all XLC functions removed). This will get rid of your #NAME? errors but your equations will become static graphics and will not automatically update.
dhexcel 9 years ago
I created an xlsx file on a pc using excel calcs. When I try to open the file on my mac, it crashes excel.Should I have saved the file as an xls, or is there some other problem?A file from the repository does open on the mac, but cells with values show as
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
There appears to be no problem you are subscribed to the trial account. You are free to download our XLC software and try out some downloads from the XLC Trial Folder.
jgmuender 9 years ago
John,I solved my problem below and am able to get XLC running again..Was looking at the Bricscad site forum on another issue and ran into this that discussed a similar problem. Short story is it looks like Office 2007 install wrote bad info in the registry that affected Office 2002 (I have both Office 2002 (Office ver 10) and Office 2007 (Office ver 12) applications installed).The 3rd suggested solution is what I followed. As I am using Windows XP Pro 32 I changed the file path slightly to the VBE6.dll, using 'Program Files' instead of 'Program Fixes (x86)'…see the highlighted below.From http://www.bricsys.com/common/knowledge/topic.jsp?id=304SymptomsWhen running a VBA macro the following error pops up:error:
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Currently names will be constructed taking the Named column and then the row tags. I am tempted to leave it this way especially since Excel's Copy transpose can always make the swap if desired. Thanks for the comment.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
adrianomv maybe I should have explained that to generate the second chart I simply copied the first table and used Excel's
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
I'm probably not quite following what you are trying to achieve but using current XLC functionality to display formulas within tables you could present your calculation in one of two ways (as shown below). However XLC always follows the convention of the column name followed by the tagged row name. I could change this convention if it would be useful to do so.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Sorry I did not reply sooner but XLC can be used to display formulas in tabular form. You should take a look at this video.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
I appreciate that you may well be disappointed with this news and I am happy to refund your subscription. We have some longer term plans to develop a version of XLC which will work with 64 bit Excel 2010 but this could take some considerable time.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Hi Simorag. I am afraid that XLC is not compatible with the 64 bit version of Office 2010. The download page reads:
simorag 9 years ago
Hello,just installed XLC on Win7 Ultimate / Office 2010 64bit (both Italian), but I cannot see the add-in in the ribbon.I have even tried registering manually the dll, with success, but no add-in toolbar again.Lastly, I tried to uninstall / reinstall but again with no luck.I am attaching a screenshot of the Excel add-in list where Excel Calcs is mentioned.Can you please help?Thanks,S
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
This is actually the way we way we intended XLC to work. There are a number of special characters:
JFKatMatrix 9 years ago
When naming a variable in the 'no-space' manner - i.e.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Hi Gordon, thanks for your question. I too have worried about the best way to display if statements. My advice is to keep your IF() functions as simple as possible so that they are more readily understood. If you look in text books words are often added to explain the logic this is easily done in Excel too. As an example I am just working on a calculation for plastic stress distribution in a rectangular beam.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
I think the problem may be with your windows user profile not a roaming profile this will be more familiar to your administrator. See below taken from later in the the thread I referred you to.Without access to your system it is hard for me to understand exactly what the problem is but from experience it is generally:1) problems with not having administrator rights to install software.2) Occasionally problems with the Windows User Profile which have been resolved remotely by system administrator and I don't have a full understanding of the problem. I am going to raise this with a colleague, a very talented software engineer, to see if he can throw any light on the situation. Please bear with me.
JFKatMatrix 9 years ago
After tracking down our network administrator, I am informed that we do not use the 'roaming profile' functionality of Windows, so I have no 'roaming profile' to delete.Maybe I could create my own toolbar buttons...
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
I think it might be a problem with your Windows User profile. This has occasionally troubled some people. See [url=/404/[/url]. It may also be worth doing this:
JFKatMatrix 9 years ago
Have checked the status of the addins (see attached image). I note that the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
It may also be worth restarting Excel. Sometimes it helps if you uninstall XLC (Windows Start button>XLC>Uninstall XLC). Then re-install it.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
I should check that it is listed and enabled. Goto File>Options to raise the Excel Options form then select Add-Ins you should see two Add-Ins related to XLC (XLC.dll this is the toolbar and XLC.xll this holds the XLC function). Check that they are both listed as active application add-ins.
JFKatMatrix 9 years ago
Sorry to say I am also having problems with the 'hidden' tool bar. Will get on to IT about the roaming profile, but in the mean time:I am running Windows 7 and Excel 2010When I register XLC.dll I get the following message:
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Hi GloriaI opened the spreadsheet and saw no equations but there was an eqs() function in cell F7 so I simply pressed the redraw all equations button and the equation appeared.You might want to check that XLC automatic functionality button is switched on - this means that equations will be automatically drawn when an EQS() function is inserted.You'll find more help in the help & tutorials page.
gkstarns 9 years ago
John, XLC appears to be correctly installed on my machine but the show equation feature is not working. (I have attached my spreadsheet).Thank you for your help.Gloria Filename show_equation_gkstarns.xlsx, size 12894
ArthurJM 9 years ago
John,Thanks again for your reply.The trouble may have been caused by not having entered the release code.It all seems to be working well now that I have. I'm looking forward to my next bit of Excel programmming.RegardsArthur
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Arthur I think everything is working as it should. Here are a few comments on your spreadsheet that I hope will help:You need to configure XLC on the XLC Pro mode to loose the
ArthurJM 9 years ago
John,I'm afraid the problem hasn't gone away. It appears to settle down for a few minutes and next thing the worksheet is gone and messages appear saying that there is no formula in one of the cells.It has happened with several files but I am attaching the one I am using for learning. I am wondering if the is a global settng causing the problem.Hope you have a nice Easter weekend.Arthur Filename learning_XLC.xls, size 38400
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Hi Arthur you just need to follow these instructions to remove the
ArthurJM 9 years ago
Thanks for your reply John.I restarted Excel and the formulae are now appearing.Just still have the non-commercial use note appearing. Maybe I am not fully registered yet though I did confirm my email address form the email sent after I purchased. I am looking forward to using this system; it looks just what I need.Arthur
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Arthur this does not sound at all good. I have never had such a report in the past. The first thing I would do is restart Excel and see if the problem persists. You can attach the spreadsheet to your next post and I'll see if I have the same problem. I'll do my very best to get to the bottom of this.
ArthurJM 9 years ago
I just started using XLc and everytime I press the button to show the formulas one or two worksheets dissappear including the one I am working on.Any ideas as to what is going wrong.Arthur
gandalf69 9 years ago
All YouTube videos are fast, can be downloaded and the resolution is generally adequate.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Often there seem to be problems player the windows media player from the site. I post all the videos to our YouTube Channel too. These seem to play more reliably but there is a loss in resolution. See http://www.youtube.com/user/ExcelCalcs#p/u
gandalf69 9 years ago
I can't view it but perhaps that is because I Use VLC as my media player.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Please just try to download again. Sometimes there are interruptions to the download process nothing to do with this site but service providers. This is a common question and is always resolved by downloading again.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Spacer I have copied my email response to you here in the forum in case any other user is following the thread.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Spacer I have sent you an email privately. Send me the file and I'll take a look at it.
spacer 9 years ago
How can I send you the file without posting it to the site?I've determined that this is the sequence that causes the problems.1. I display the formula of the calculation.2. To double check the formula, I select the image of the formula and then click the add-in to change to the numeric display. Most times this works. Sometimes, the numeric version is superimposed over the formula with the enite cell outlined with a black border. Since there is no undo (apparently) for the add-in functions, I select and delete to clear the cell and then use the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Could you upload a sample file so that I can see the problem and I'll be happy to check it out for you.
spacer 9 years ago
I occassionally have problems with the displayed formula simply repeating the variable name after an
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Thanks for reporting this in. This has been a problem in the past because ms media player does not seem to be well supported by all browsers. I always check the site using Internet Explorer and Firefox which seems to cover most people out there.I like windows media player file for screen capture because they are pretty compact and render the screen better than YouTube media. They play very well when maximised on a full screen too.It may be an error I made on the XLC help page so could you tell me if you can you play the following videos played in the ExcelCalcsTV viewer e.g. /ExcelCalcsTV/videodirectlink/25-xlc-quick-start-01/Thanks again for your help.
becoleman3 9 years ago
Found them on You Tube, thanks anyway.
becoleman3 9 years ago
I am having problems running the tutorials on your site. When I click on the play button nothing happens. When I do a right click and hit properties the length comes up as 0, so I don't know if the video files aren't there anymore?Suggestions?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
The default behaviours ensures that there is no confusion when multiplication signs are removed. If you do not wish enforce this naming convention (e.g. if you would like equations to read like PRICE = QUANTITY x TIME) you may end the Named Cell with just a single
spacer 9 years ago
Is there a way to name a variable with more than a single letter such as AA instead of just A?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
This seems strange HarmonEngineering. I can't see how XLC could cause this to happen. Would you like to attach your spreadsheet and I'll take a look at it.
HarmonEngineering 9 years ago
I have a similar problem. After bringing in the equations, if I click anywhere onthe spreadsheet, a stack of cells gets selected rather than just a single cell.If I just keep clicking around on the spreadsheet, it seems to go back to a single cell selection. Odd.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Recently I had some correspondence with another Windows 7 user who also struggled to install XLC. He managed to resolve the problem and I wondered if you could check out his solution?A google search on
crystalinv 9 years ago
I have downloadeded XLC. anytime i try installing i get this error message 'Unable to register the DLL/OCX: Redsvr32 failed with the exit code 0x5.'I'm running MS Office 2010 Professional Plus on Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit Operating system.I also tried registering manually by following the instructions in the read me, but get this error
JohnDoyle[Admin] 9 years ago
Hi Craig sorry to hear you are having problems with the installation. Let me reassure you that we offer a full refund if you are not entirely satisfied. This has never happened so far and I expect we can overcome any problems. Please ask your IT to contact me (see 'Contact Us' on the right hand side of the website). I'll can guide him through a few checks. If you view the forum you'll see quite a few people have had installation problems this is generally to do with unsuccessful download, admin privileges or user access account problems.Running the setup.exe file is generally all you have to do but if this fails I can run through a manual installation process where we can check progress stage by stage. Its is important that I get some feedback on each stage and find out any error messages that may be thrown up:There are two files Excel needs to have access to for XLC to run successfully A ) XLC.dll (this is the toolbar component). B ) XLC.xll (this contains special XLC functions). You will find both files in the install directory (Default C:>program files>XLC )PART 1 - Check XLC.dll installation===================================Follow these instructions to register manually:1) goto start button and select
ccweems 9 years ago
I watched the IT admin run the install programs and I assume they ran ok - do they give any message of a sucessfull install? If not they should. Open Excel and no XLC toolbars nor is it listed in view list of toolbars. Did brouse to addin and installed it. It does show up on the addin list but no toolbars or program functionality (=OVD(1)/UND(2) only results in text). I expect the XLC.dll file is not loaded. I can get IT back but I have to be carefull, if they smell a rat (unauthorised software) they'll fold. Ouch! the 90USD came out of my pocket, not expenses. What next? Is there a preferred method of install? TIACraig
jimpayne 10 years ago
Thanks, I will probably upgrade in the next 6 months or so. Spreadsheets are still usable so it should be worthwhile to stay registered. Jim
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago

I think you have merged the cells. To un-merge select the merged cells. Then a right chick with the mouse button should show "Format Cells" - select the "Alignment" tab and under "Wrap text" and "Shrink to fit" you'll see "Merge cells" - just uncheck this box and all should be good again.
I hope this answers all your questions.:)
gfs_se 10 years ago
Is there a way to format the equations so that they appear in the same text as the other data in the spreadsheet? I started working on a spreadsheet over a year ago, and I seemed to have gotten the equations to look similar, but now I get a completely different font and spacing. I would also like to change the multiplication character to something larger, but still a dot centered in the font height. The options has a place to change the multiplication symbol, but how do I get somethinmg other than a keyboard character?I also run into a problem occasionally where after bringing in an equation, when I try to click on a single cell several vertical stacked cells will highlight. Can I get back to a single cell, and what is the cause?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
I am afraid that XLC will not work with versions of Excel before Excel 2000. This is documented in the frequently asked question section of the site: /frequently-asked-questions/excelcalcs-faqs/excel-2000-or-later/Jim I can see that you recently purchased an XLC Pro subscription and we'll gladly give you a full refund if you wish. We are sorry that we can't make XLC work in Excel 97 but it is based on technology that was introduced for Excel 2000.:(
jimpayne 10 years ago
I have downloaded XLC and attempted to install as per instructions for Excel 2003. No go. Will XLC work with Excel 97 and if I missed something how do I get it work? Thanks, Jim :(
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
Thank you for your kind comments eng619 your query has been asked a number of times so I thought it was about time I uploaded a video to cover good techniques when working with tabular data in Excel. The video is in two parts. Part 1 is here and part 2 is here.Here at ExcelCalcs we endeavour to serve a community brought together through a common interest in making calculations in Excel. One of its strengths is that we seem to have attracted a number of very skilled professionals who use Excel in the most innovative ways. Personally I get great pleasure in receiving spreadsheets to learn different approaches and techniques in the application of Excel. Excel is vast and there is a lot to learn and I am still learning. If you need any help in developing spreadsheet for publishing on the site you find all of us will only be too glad to help you out in any way we can.
eng619 10 years ago
i am new to excelcalcs and very impressed with the spreadsheets....i would like to start developing some ....i do mostly civil, structural and geotechnical calculations....however, i am still trying to figure out the best way to perform some of the advanced functions on excel - such as selecting a beam and having the properties come up in designated cells ...i have bought quite a few books on excel, but none of these seem to get me up to par with the other professionals on this site ...could someone please direct me to a site, book, planet to elp me gain the knowledge? .....thanks
Akinola 10 years ago
thanks
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
I think all you need to do is enter
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
Yes I am using it on a 64bit Vista operating system at the moment.
jimschu 10 years ago
Can I install XLC on a 64 bit system
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
So what does your computer say when you register XLC.dll (regsvr32 XLC.dll)? The message is important to my understanding.Another idea: Try deleting your Network User Account. this appears to have worked for two other people. It is tracked in this forum thread. I can't reproduce the problem to debug it and understand the issue but this is probably worth a try too.
Ron Mitchell 10 years ago
John,Thanks for the reply. I followed all of these steps and still have no XLC toolbar on the Add-Ins ribbon. Two of us at the office have the same problem. Our IT department cannot figure it out. Any suggestions?Ron
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
Sorry for the slow response Ron. I have been travelling on business the past couple of days. If the XLC toolbar does not show then it is almost certainly a problem with registering XLC.dll. Please follow these instructions:Follow these instructions to register manually:1) goto start button and select
Ron Mitchell 10 years ago
Hello John,The two of us at the office are using Excel 2007 and cannot get the toolbar to show up in the Add-In Ribbon.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
I have just picked up your voice mail Ron in which you say that XLC is still working but you can't see the toolbar. If you are using Excel 2003 it may be that you have hidden the toolbar. You can un-hide it from the excel main menu view>toolbars>XLC. I hope this solves your problem.
Ron Mitchell 10 years ago
The XLC toolbar disappeared in my Add-In ribbon over the weekend. I have followed all of the procedures you have posted on the forum and while the two XLC.dll and XLC.xll files are present and the XLC.dll file has been registered, the XLC toolbar is still not showing up. I have tried unistalling and installing the XLC software twice, and still no toolbar. Do you have any suggestions on how I can get the toolbar back? A couple of weeks ago another worker at this office had the same problem and he has not been able to use ExcelCalcs. I have checked that everything is operational. Equations generated in the past still work and even change when the cell where the equation is changed, but I cannot display new equations without the toolbar.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
I am posting this email conversation in case it is useful to other users
raw01 10 years ago
I followed your instructions and it worked! I got the succeeded in registering popup and now the addin ribbon is showing. Thanks for your help. Great product by the way.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
Sorry you have been having some trouble. I still have not got to the bottom of this but it certainly has effected a few users in the past. The problem is that I cannot reproduce it on my machine to attempt to debug it. I'm pleased to see that you have managed to follow the advice in the forum.Since
raw01 10 years ago
I have tried installing xlcalcs but the ribbon won't show... I have tried =OVD(1)/UND(2) and I get 0.5, so the program is there, just the ribbon part isn't working. I tried deleting my user account and creating another and it didn't work. What should I do now? Cheers.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
Ron I am working in Excel 2010. Why not send me a copy of your calculation (or an example which features the problem) and I'll try to get it working for you?
Ron Mitchell 10 years ago
John,I tried unprotecting the cells containing the formulas, with no success. Maybe that is because I am using Excel 2007. I can live with the problem by explaining to the checker of the calculation that these cells are not updating when changing the value in the input cells.Thanks for looking into this issue.Ron
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
This is a very interesting question Ron. I tend to keep all my workbooks unprotected but keep original versions of the calculation in the ExcelCalcs repository so I can always download a 'fresh' copy.I have played around with cell protection to investigate your problem and I found that if the equation show function, EQS(), is in a locked cell and the spreadsheet is protected then equation graphics will not automatically update (or in deed manually update). This is not a problem if the EQS() function is showing symbolic formulae because equations do not change but if you have set the graphic to show working (i.e. numbers not algebra) then the equation does need to be redrawn to show the changed number. Equations will always update in a protected worksheet provided that the cell containing the EQS() function is unlocked (format cells>protection and uncheck the locked property). I hope this is the answer you are looking for.
Ron Mitchell 10 years ago
I have an Excel calculation that I want another engineer to check and in order to keep him from altering formulas used in the calculation, I protected the workseet with only input cells unlocked. I noticed that the XLC formulas will not update until I have unprotected the workseet. I have tried to unprotect the cells where the formulas are located without success, i.e., the formulas will not automatically update when the input is changed. Is there a way for the XLC formulas to be updated in a protected worksheet without unprotecting?Thanks for any helpRon Mitchell
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
We get this reported a lot but generally it is a problem with internet connections. I have just downloaded and upzipped the file so I can assure you that it is working. Please download again. Check the downloaded file size matches the file size on the download page (currently 1,038.22 Kb) and you should have no problems.
msabla 10 years ago
When I try and download the file, it says its not a valid format. I am running Windows 7 and using the new version of WinZip to try and download the file. Can anyone help me?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
Let's take this one problem at at time:1) Can't get download to work - The download is working you may have some problems with your browser or internet connection.2) No extension on unzipped file - Does this mean that the download did work? The following files: 3)Excel is locking up - did you manage to install XLC?Please be assured that XLC can be downloaded and installed easily. Thousands of people have managed to do this.
rsmith4austin 10 years ago
Help...
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
Hi Jimmy well we can conclude that the installation program failed due to registration problems and it sounds like a problem with Administrator rights on the computer. I found the following recommendation on another website and copied it below. I hope it can help you resolve the problem.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
If the install program has not worked we could try to install it manually following the step by step instructions in the Readme.txt file which is included in the XLC download. I'll need you to record the computers response at each step of the process so I can figure out where the problem is. I'm sure we'll get there in the end. The instructions are copied below:If you have Administrator rights on your PC===========================================If you are upgrading first uninstall your existing version of XLC (Start>Programs>XLC>Uninstall XLC).Install XLC by running
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
I have been reviewing the code and I think I have corrected a potential type mismatch problem which is a possible culprit for generating the error message. I have corrected it and you can download XLC 10_01 build 03 here.
pandavision 10 years ago
I get the run-time error when I press the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
Sorry to hear this. I had managed a work around for tmy1337 but we worked it out off the forum by direct email. There is some issue with the new functionality in the latest version. I have not specifically diagnosed the problem because I manage to reproduce the error on any of my machines.The work around was simply to keep with the previous version of XLC. You can download it here.In the interests of finding a more satisfactory solution to the problem would you agree to run some tests for us?
pandavision 10 years ago
I have a run-time error 13 too, so count me as your second person!
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
tmy1337 I have added some error handling code to XLC. I have uploaded it as XLC 10_01 Build02. Please install this and let me know what happens. Can you check if the automatic features are working too. Thanks for reporting the error in.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
Transcript of Live Support Discussion:tmy1337 - Anonymous from the web says (09:58): Hi Live Support says (09:58): Hitmy1337 - Anonymous from the web says (09:58): im haveing problem with getting XLC to work i get an
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
First of all let me reassure you that we'll do everything we can to get you up and running. We will and extend your subscription for the time you are down and if you are not satisfied we'll give you a full refund.That said I don't think anyone has reported in a
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
Hi Josephjphs - to remove XLC is simply a matter of running the unistall program. You will find it under Programs>XLC>Uninstall XLC. XLC does not interfere with the spellcheck. I hope this solves your problem.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
Record of Live Support comments:Hermandh - Anonymous from the web says (23:06): I am having problem with installing in the office m/c with windows 7 and office 2007. I would like try out the program at home on Windows XP and Office 2003. Can I down load with same username and e-mail at homeLive Support says (23:14): Hi Hermandh Yes no problem you can download as many times as you likeLive Support says (23:15): our license agreement allows a user to install on any machine he likes for his personal use.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
I am struggling to find a machine with Windows 7, IE8 and Office 2007 set up. Can you reply regarding the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
Did you hit
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
I have been looking into the error code 0x80004005 here, here and here.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
I'll install it on a Windows 7 machine my self and let you know how I get on. Please bear with me.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
A couple of users have had the same problem too and they managed to resolve it by deleting their network user profile and creating a new one. You can read the thread here.Now I don't fully understand why this happens and without being at a particular machine it is difficult to interrogate the issue. I have a colleague who is far wiser than me on these issues and he will be happy to help you resolve the problem (see this thread). Just let us know how you get on.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
Thank you for reporting this problem in. I have never used the Walker Dependency program so please forgive my ignorance. Have you tried registering XLC.dll manually? Follow these instructions to register manually:1) goto start button and select
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
I have asked a software expert, Craig Littlewood, to review my installation source code and he can't see a problem with it. However there are always particular environments (version of windows, user rights...etc.) which might give rise to a problem. The problem is that we cannot reproduce the error so we cannot solve it.I think you have resolved your problem but if you still have the problem again in the future please let us know and Craig has offered to help you resolve it.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
The only installation problems I am currently are are of are discussed in this thread. The problem occurs when reinstalling XLC after it has been uninstalled. I have still yet to fully understand this problem but there is a work around by deleting your user profile and re-creating a new one. Looking at your details it seems that you have been an XLC Pro subscriber since 2009-02-11 so this is probably the problem. I'll make a renewed effort to get to the bottom of this.However this is the first instance of an installation problem with Windows 7 so this might introduce something new. I'll have to install Windows 7 and check it out. This may take a little time.
victormchavez39 10 years ago
I have a new computer. The OS is Windows 7. Excel is 2007. I downloaded XLC but I don't see any change in the Ribbon. I tried to download some programs from the site but I am unable to do it. Help! Thanks'
JohnDoyle[Admin] 10 years ago
Strange... Do any of the buttons on the toolbar work?Have you a high security setting and don't allow macros to run?What happens when you type
tenswg 11 years ago
Thanks. That worked. When all else fails follow the instructions.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
All the instructions are here:/frequently-asked-questions/excelcalcs-faqs/how-to-configure-xlc-in-the-xlc-pro-mode./Common problems are that the release code email is in your junk email folder or You have entered your username incorrectly
tenswg 11 years ago
How do I get rid of the
gfs_se 11 years ago
John,Sorry it has taken so long to respond again. Last week the system administrator reluctantly dumped my user profile and then re-created it. I can now use XLC. Thanks for all of your help.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Remember to double-click the video to view the video in full screen mode. How to switch of the automatic equation redraw and naming features of XLC the addin for Excel.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Remember to double-click the video to view the video in full screen mode. How to make equations from tabular data with XLC the addin for Excel.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Remember to double-click the video to view the video in full screen mode. Part 2 - How to switch between algebraic equation display and numeric equation display with XLC the addin for Excel.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Remember to double-click the video to view the video in full screen mode.A quick guide around the new features in XLC v10_09 including making equations from tabular data, algebra/number equation toggle and easy switch of the XLC audomatic redraw features.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
I am waiting for a colleague of mine to take a look at the problem. Unfortunately his father has just died so I am not expecting him to get back to me very quickly. I'll be interested in any progress you make at your end.
gfs_se 11 years ago
I still have not been able to get the Add-Ins tab to appear on the ribbon. Someone is supposed to look into my profile early next week. In the mean time I have managed to get the install to work on a backup computer. It's inconvenient, but it works for now.I also tried to uninstall and reinstall office without any success. I also went through the repair proceedure before re-installing. It did not help either.I will let you know next week if the profile deletion has any effect.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Keith Sharp has got back to me with some further details of how he cured his disappearing XLC toolbar on his 'Add-in' tab in Excel 2007's ribbon.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
I have had two previous problems where the XLC buttons did not appear in Excel 2007's ribbon 'Add-in' tab but both were resolved by the users themselves. Unfortunately I supported the other two cases by direct email and not in the forum but here are their final responses to the problem. The first one gives me a lead which I look into in greater detail:
gfs_se 11 years ago
I used the setup file as you suggested. I first shut down excel. I received no messages after clicking the verify button. I assume it did as it was intended. When i open excel I still do not get the Add-Ins tab.
gfs_se 11 years ago
Yes, it is showing XLC.dll in the location statement below the list box. In the list box it lists ExcelCals Add-In and it is checked.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Just one other idea try running
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
That's a good sign it means that XLC.xll is installed and working. The second part of XLC is called XLC.dll - this produces the XLC toolbar in Excel 2003 and should appear on the 'Add-ins' tab in Excel 2007. This you say is installed as it is has a tick mark next to XLC.dll (Right click-> customize quick access toolbar -> Addins -> Manage 'Com Addins') - just double check for me that it is XLC.dll and not XLC.xll
gfs_se 11 years ago
The cell displays 0.5
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
can you insert the following formula into a cell to check if Excel recognises XLC functions?=OVD(1)/UND(2)
gfs_se 11 years ago
Hello John.Basically nothing happened. I did not receive any kind of message, and the Add-Ins tab is still not displayed on the ribbon. I have followed thru some other posts that dealt with similar issues, and the other tests seem to work. I suspect that I did something that removed the tab, but Excel thinks that it has added it. Is there a way of having your program check to see if the tab exists, and if not, adding it back in?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Move you mouse to the Excel Ribbon then Right click-> customize quick access toolbar -> Addins -> Manage 'Com Addins' -> Go. Then click Add -> Navigate to C:\Program Files\XLC\XLC.dlland tell me what happens.
jonmsmith 11 years ago
Great addition to my Excel Spreadsheet program. Great for error detection and correction.
gfs_se 11 years ago
I have previously had XLC running, but disabled it because of some cell formatting problems when I was not using XLC. I just became a PRO user, but cannot get the ADD-In ribbon visible when in Excel. The ADD-Ins section shows XLC and I have it check marked. I am running Excel 2007. What do I need to do to get XLC up and running again.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
XLC is 'blocked'? - sounds like an Excel security issue - you must let macros to run in your Excel security settings. Let me know how you get on and welcome aboard.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
It looks good to go. Please download XLC 07_09 build 02.Thanks again for this useful feedback.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
I have identified the errant code - some very peculiar behaviour in the equation renderer. I'll run some verification problems before I post up the corrected code.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
You are right Marty. I think you have found a bug. Sorry I did not pick up on your point quicker. I think it will be easy enough to correct. I'll let you know when it is implemented so you can update XLC. It might take a few days to implement so bear with me. Thanks again for taking the time to report this in. It all helps to improve the quality of the software.
m4grem 11 years ago
Ok. I made EqnStyle=0 rather than =1 and that made the parenthesis show. So does the =1 not work? I'll just use =0, but would like =1 as it reads better.thx,,,,marty
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Back from holiday I see thav I sent you special extended expiration version of XLC by email on 24 June 2009.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Automatic equation redraw gives a tremendous productivity gain but if you decide to stop working with equations to work on a large spreadsheet full of data it will slow you down. It is easy to switch off - click on the ‘about XLC and settings’ which you find on the XLC toolbar and uncheck the 'automatic equation redraw' checkbox. This is covered here /help-and-tutorials/
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
I have attached the document reworked showing the correct equation rendering. Generally I deleted your EQS() functions and re-entered them. All equations are rendered correctly. Filename BTH_pinned_plate_reworked.xls, size 229888
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
I have taken a quick look at this and I am struggling to reproduce the problem with XLC version 07_09 (the current version). Can you tell me which version of the XLC program you are using?
m4grem 11 years ago
John, uploaded
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
This seems a little strange. If you send me the excel file I'll be able to debug the problem and get back to you. If you don't want to post the excel file in the forum please send it to my email address directly. Thanks for reporting this in.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
If you have XLC installed and configured in the XLC Pro mode you simply have to redraw all the equation graphics an the non commercial user tag will be removed.
m4grem 11 years ago
John, I keep seeing ending parenthesis missing in equations. Tried increasing size of
joris 11 years ago
Hello,I got a subsription for 3 months and downloaded XLC and the excavator arm .xls to play with, I want to modify the file to fit a standard excavator boom.I face however two issues :I keep seeing
Clyde 11 years ago
I reinstalled XLC and all is well now.:unsure:
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Ace329 I am sorry to hear that you are having problems installing the XLC toolbar and I appreciate your support through your XLC Pro subscription. I will do everything I can to get you up and running and I will extend your membership period to account for any lost time.Firstly let me reassure you that thousands of people are running XLC with Excel 2007 and I am sure we can get you going too. Let's start with a few questions:1) do you have administrator rights on your machine?2) Can you type the formula
Clyde 11 years ago
Hi John,Thanks for the quick response. I have tried all that you have mentioned. I have not tried to reinstall EXCEL yet. I will need to get our
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Actually Dave I am not quite sure what the current XLC Ed expiry date is it may be October 2009. I am away on holiday at the moment so its not easy for me to check. However I have a pretty vivid recollection that I sent you an email with a special version of XLC with a Jan 2010 expiration date. Could you check you email? If you can't find it I'll send it again when I return on August 10th. Is this OK?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Hi Clyde. The “~#temp” sheet is used as scratch space and should not be seen by the user. I reckon a restart of Excel should sort you out. Failing that a restart of the machine. If this does not sort you out then I am perplexed and I'll look into it further. Let me know how you get on.
Clyde 11 years ago
Recently my computer's hard drive became corrupted in the OS area. I've had the drive replaced and retrieved my data. I installed XLC and I have strange results. Now when I
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Yes that's correct David.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
The missing icons are probably not missing but they sometime change between versions. Hover over the icon to see the icon tip and the online help will help you too. It's always best to use the latest version of the software too.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Most functions tend to use anglular values in radians so I tend to define a variable in radians but also show in radians. I'm on holiday at the moment and i'll try to give you a more complete response when I am back on the 10 th august. Always use the latest version of XLC.
m4grem 11 years ago
I have equations with degrees and radians MS formula conversion. Is there a way to remove that from the drawn equation. I've seen posts on an Equation editor. Is that XLC? MS? Do I use that and where is it?Just signed up with PRo and certain icons/options didn't show up after inputing the release code to make the demo work. Missed redraw equations, Save as native excel file, and Find a repository file. Do I need to reinstall XLC.Great add-in to Excel and better $ than Mathcad.thx,,, marty
DavidEkker 11 years ago
John,I have buy-in from everyone on my end. We intend to install the educational version and hope to start using it this coming semester.From our last email, you have extended XLC timeout for the latest version to 6 months, is that correct? In other words, if I get the most recent XLC Ed version, it will last through December?Thanks,David
Ver 11 years ago
Your graphic display routines are very easily understood by a novice user of excelcalc. Truly great guide
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
I have been aware of this problem for a while 3350Craig. It occurs particularly when you cut and paste from one sheet to the next. I actually cured the problem a while ago and it should not happen for the latest version XLC 07_09 which I have just uploaded to the site. Thanks for reporting these errors in. Sometimes I am not aware of them.I am sure that there is not a problem with the autodesk software.
3350Craig 11 years ago
This error has been occuring for a bit now. I can save by Ctrl S and shutdown, and then start up where I left off but it is annoying.Not sure what the trigger is as it has occurred when doing different things.NB Autodesk Vault program installation has installed Vault tools - not sure if this is significant.Thanks for any insights into thisRegards,Craig
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
No there is no limit to the number of equations you can have on a spreadsheet. I would be interested in seeing the spreadsheet so that I can take a look myself. I'll send an email to your registered email address so that you don't have to post it through the forum. I will respect your confidentiality should you choose to send it through.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Hi David - I hope you are keeping up with your workload. It looks like we have an agreement in principle. I will extend the timeout period for XLC Ed from three to six months. The next version is due out at the end of June so I’ll set the timeout for that version at end of December. This ties in nicely with your semester. At the end of December the next version will be ready which will run until June the following year. You can install the XLC Ed version on as many machines as you like. Students can download the exactly the same software for their own machines too. I would ask that each student registers with the site to access the site material it is part of the site rules. I picked up the impression that you thought that the contribution I requested was financial. That is not the impression I meant to give – I welcome any contribution in the form of calculation uploads and we reward users with XLC Pro subscriptions. I’m sure that some of your teaching material would be of interest to our users.Best RegardsJohn
DavidEkker 11 years ago
John,Thanks for the effort in your response and please excuse my tardy response. We are just finishing Final Exams week and starting the summer semester. We usually get 2 full weeks between semesters, but this year we only get one, so everything is a bit crazy.I think your offer is most generous. If you are willing, I would like to try to target the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters as a trial. The Fall semester would require installing the software at the beginning of August, when we update the computers for the Fall, and the software would need to be good until the middle of December. We then make the Spring semester install between the middle of December and the first week of January. The software must be good until the third week in May. I would need the EXACT copy that the students would see for the Fall sometime this summer, say June 15, so I can show them some examples and, hopefully, turn them loose. I will provide feedback on how students absorb the material.The XLC Time-Out would seem to be the best for the computer lab, if you would be gracious enough to work around our teaching schedule.The EXCELCALCS Site license would appear, as you say, not to create a great barrier, but please note my next question:Question 1: Would I be able to provide the exact version of the software that is loaded on our computers to the students so they can install it on their own computers? This is really only important if there is a change to the software. I could post it, or a link, on a college-only website that only students in my class have access to it. Would they need to download it on their own? I am open to suggestions and please excuse my lack of ignorance on how you would prefer to control your product. If you think the Site Access will not result in significant difficulty, then I am willing to give it a shot. Usually, the version doesn't matter once they get used to using it, but some will simply freeze if the buttons are in a different order, etc. Just remember that I have students with extremely diverse computer skills. Many have never downloaded and installed 3rd party software and this is their first EXCEL class.Question 2: Our process is to load the software on a single machine, make an image of the hard drive, and then push the updated image to the rest of the computers in the lab. Will this be allowed with the XLC Time-out? It is a pain if we had to install it one-by-one to our ~150 machines!The watermark is common with the saftware we already use, so it would not be a detriment at all.I am willing to make a contribution, but am not able to make that kind of commitment at this moment. With the bad economy, we have record enrollment and the wisdom from above is to freeze hiring! Eventhough, historically, enrollment goes up in a down turn. So, we are all working 30-50% over time! What is the old saying, if you don't study history, you are doomed to repeat it?Thanks,David
MajorMagee 11 years ago
Two would give the most flexibility. That way you could keep the auto updating, but not have to use subscripts.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Hi there MajorMagee - Once you change any setting using the 'About XLC and settings' button your preference is stored and the behaviour of XLC will not change unless you change the setting again. Or is the suggestion that there should be two program settings one for automatic subscripting and another for automatically redrawing equations?
MajorMagee 11 years ago
I think what he may be after is a way to switch on/off the name subscripting option so he doesn't have to remember.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
It is part of the 'Automatic Equation Redraw' functionality introduced with the latest update. It is easy to switch off - click on the ‘about XLC and settings’ which you find on the XLC toolbar and uncheck the 'automatic equation redraw' checkbox.Most of the time I work with XLC and I find the functionality useful but if I start work on very large spreadsheets of tabular data - it can slow you down.
jpriley485 11 years ago
When entering variable names thus:
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Moving forward from my previous post, you realise that we offer free XLC Pro subscriptions in return for contributions? One idea that has crossed my mind is that I could give you a Corporate Coupon in exchange for posting calculations on ExcelCalcs. Perhaps we could find a way of collaborating to develop an area of the site? You could act as a local co-ordinator with your students? This idea can be extended to other educational establishments too.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
I work alone in a bit of a vacuum and I often don’t appreciate the organisational difficulties that larger establishments face. So first of all thank you David for taking the time and trouble to explain your difficulties using XLC Ed as a teaching tool. I am keen to have as many students as possible using the software. The right balance has to be found between giving educational users as much functionality as possible and to making it attractive to commercial users to pay for the software. This balance has to be found without introducing too much administration. That said it is pretty easy for me to change the fulcrum of the balance by tweaking the software. I have listed the current XLC Ed restrictions and I am very interested in your view as to where to strike the balance.1) XLC TIME-OUT - XLC Ed (1M) typically lasts for 3 months before it times out. The current version expires 28th June 2009 this date is hard wired into the code (only the XLC Pro release code can defuse the time-out feature). I don’t really have a problem extending this to 12 months say. I think this get around most of the difficulties you have described.2) EXCELCALCS SITE ACCESS - The site subscription controls login access to the site. XLC Ed (1M) lasts for 1 month before it expires. You are required to take out a new subscription if you return after 1 month (but you can select an additional month on XLC ED (1M) indefinitely). This expiration should not be confused with XLC time-out previously mentioned. I don’t think this is a barrier for your students.3) XLC WATERMARKS – The XLC Ed (1M) version will continue to display the “Non-commercial user” watermarks and hyperlinks to the ExcelCalcs site. I don’t think it is a barrier for educational use. I’ll look forward to your comments.
DavidEkker 11 years ago
I teach Engineering Problem Solving with EXCEL.I am really interested in using XLC as a means to make it easier for students to view complex equations in EXCEl spreadsheets. This includes relatively simple equations to statics, dynamics, and thermodynamics classes.In its present form, I cannot use XLC in my classroom. The first and most desire limitation is that a month is just too short for the educational license. I teach EXCEL over an entire semester, which means the software would need to last at least 4 months to allow me to use it on my machines.I need to put in my software request at least 2 weeks before a typical semester starts to allow my IT people to install the software. Once installed and tested (which I do on a single machine), we make an image and distribute it to the other computers.The software would need to be installed on about 250 computers, which would require something like a site license. To install on each and every computer would be exceedingly time consuming at best. Also, I do not like updating and re-imaging in the middle of a semester since the computers are in use pretty much all the time. Also, I need to lock the version so that when I create teaching examples, they do not change too much. This is really important for students that mostly have never seen EXCEL, let alone 3rd Party Add-Ins.This means I would need at least a 5 month license. The license would need to be timed to expire sometime after the end of the semester, not the middle of one.Then, each student would need/want to download and install their own copy. I guess that they could update it every month or so, but, remember, these students are being exposed to EXCEL for the first time in most cases. It is better to keep a stable version until they have earned some confidence with it.I also have the dubious pleasure of being the Administrator for various Educational Software packages. The software is controlled in two ways, the first is that I am given a site license, which allows me to install full professional versions on all of my school computers. There is an agreement between me and the software provider such as a MOA, so they can hang me if I violate it. The second way is that I send the faculty/students *.edu email addresses to a central facility and the students are sent either a unique download link or unique password access. You could place a time limit for expiration for updating additional downloads from the same email address, say one year, unless their email address is updated by me.Bottom line, if you want me to use XLC in my classroom, you need to change the way it is offered. I would love to be able to offer it to my students. Once they learn it and can use it for a while, they may be willing to adopt it permanently. What you need to do to be successful with students is to give them time and opportunity to use the software at a low price or free. It may take them a few semesters to get use to it, depending on their class schedule. So, this is not a 30 day trial type of effort! My two CADD software vendors offer students 13 and 18 month student licenses for their $5000+ sofware. My numerical software providers offer free updates to the current student version for the first six months and then no upgrade support for the next 6 months or year, but the software still works. All four know that students do not adopt like commercial personnel do, they need more time and more opportunities. 30 day trial simply is not long enough.Also, I need to be able to install on a large group of machines for 5 or so months with the expiration date not corresponding to the middle of a semester!I would like to offer this up to the about 350 or so engineering students I interact each year, and convince my colleagues of its ease of use, but I need some flexibility in my ability to deliver the software. At present, it is simply TOO HARD!Maybe we can arrange a test where the software has a longer latency period? The test could be conducted in the upcoming Fall semester, if we can work out the bugs.Thanks for reading this.DavidP.S. I did not see a directly similar thread, if there was one, please excuse.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Sorry a problem with a server upgrade. Downloads have not worked for the past six hours. It appears to be working fine now but please report in any weirdness. I'll continue making my own checks. Sorry about this.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Hi bobfred1. It sounds like XLC 04_09 has not been installed properly. Here are a few checks to diagnose the problem:1) Check what version you are running - Use the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
I am very grateful for your feedback.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Please find attached the latest installation instructions. You will need administrator rights on your PC to install XLC.Please send me the repository links you need and I'll email to you directly. Please be quick I am about to leave work. Filename Readme.txt, size 2851
cruzcd 11 years ago
i dled and ran the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
With regard to your download limit of 2 - it should be 6. I am aware that internet explorer will double count downloads, which would restrict you to 3. Adding ExcelCalcs to your 'trusted content sites' will get you back to 6 downloads per day (read more here).
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
cruzcd unzip and run the attached file. The XLC setup.exe configures XLC for an administrator but the administrator needs to run
cruzcd 11 years ago
i logged into my system with an elevated access account and was able to install the xlc.dll file. but when i logged back into my normal user name and opened excel the toolbar still does not show up and is not even listed in the view-toolbars menu....where is it?And i'm going to a lot of trouble just to get access to you weld section spreadsheets. but i accidentally reached my 2 per day limit yesterday and need the weld calcs today...can you get me access to the weld spread sheets? I've gone through a lot of trouble trying to use you program but still have not gotten what i need.Thanks
cruzcd 11 years ago
No i do not have administration rights to my PC.I got to the C:\program files\xlc directory using the cd command but cannot register the xlc.dll by using the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
A couple of questions first.Do you have administrator rights on your PC?Do you generally install your own software of does a system administrator do this for you?Step 3) Navigate to the XLC install directory (use
cruzcd 11 years ago
I'm trying to install this toolbar manually because the .exe file doesn't do it. I open the command prompt as stated by step 2 in the manual process but don't know how to navigate to the install directory using the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
If you have had XLC installed previously you may have hidden the toolbar. On Excels Main Menus select View>Toolbars>XLC Tools.
Ade50 11 years ago
I mean where is the toolbar? I cannot find it.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
I am not sure what your question is. You can see XLC tools under the Add-in tab. What do you mean by no appearance?
Ade50 11 years ago
It is under Addins tab and box checked but no appearance.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
It can be found on the 2007 Ribbon under the 'Addins' tab.
Ade50 11 years ago
Carlos wrote:I too am having difficulty in seeing xlc toolbar. I am working on excel 2007. Any suggestions?Ade50
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
The Microsoft support site says that the issue is resolved by installing the latest service pack for Excel. If the computer has Internet access, you can download and install the latest Office 2003 service pack from either the Microsoft Update Web site or the Office Update Web. Both sites will automatically prompt you to download and install the latest service pack.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
There should be no reason to manually install XLC you are better off running the setup.exe program. The manual installation method has helped some people on some operating systems install XLC without administrator privalidges.With regard to your specific problem I refer you to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914232Sorry I can't be of more help.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
No I managed to get another tiny tweek into the code so it became build 03. Build 02 only lasted a couple of hours. Please download and install build 03. Thanks again for your help.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
The first parameter of an EQS() function is the cell reference whose formula is going to be displayed. Let’s say you have cell B2 with the formula “=2+56” and you want to show the equation the cell underneath. Simply go to cell B3 and type “=EQS(B2)” and press the redraw button. Notice that you don’t have to use the ‘Show Equation’ button on the XLC toolbar at all.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
I have uploaded XLC version 01_09 build 02 the border issue is resolved in this build.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Thank you helden5022 for some very pertinent questions.1) Horizontal alignment of equations - equations are aligned to the top left of the cell this is because equations generally show the formula of the cell to the left of the equation. I am not sure if I can see the benefit of aligning to the top centre of the cell. That said if you present a good reason why I’ll add some additional functionality to XLC. The vertical alignment of equations described in the help was proposed by a user too.2) Regarding the borders I think you have spotted a bug for us. I’ll look into this further and get back to you.Thanks again for the comments.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
mmm there is clearly some issue here to be solve. I had been following a line of enquiry under this forum topic. Here is a summary of the investigationXLC works fine with Excel 2000 and you can save and open files fine.Book2.xls contains an equation graphic only and no XLC functions. This can be opened and closed in Excel 2000 so it is not a graphics compatibility issue.XLC functions open and save fine.XLC files are always saved native Excel file format. There is nothing special apart from the additional XLC functions.I have concluded that this is not an XLC related problem.Now I don't want to send you off on a wild goose chase but many non XLC people seem to have the same problem. See related discussions on:MicrosoftOzgrid forumsGoogle groups
dirkels 11 years ago
HiI am having the same error with Excel 2000. File error: data may have been lost.Excel calc data.9.08 (Ed)File dataStarted 12 August 2008137 formulas6 sheetsThe data can be recovered in Excel 2003.John: Does the problem existing in Pro edition?Please advise if problem can be fixed for Excel 2000. Otherwise I will have to upgrade
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Thanks burmie The error message
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
I don’t have a copy of Excel 2000 but maybe we could work on this together. The spreadsheet attached contains an equation graphic only – no XLC functions. Can you tell me if this can be seen when you open it in Excel 2000. Can you also confirm the following for me: Does XLC work OK in Excel 2000?You only have a problem with files made with XLC in Excel 2003 which give you the error when opened in Excel 2000? Filename Book2.xls, size 15360
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Hi kpd let me reassure you that a file made XLC is saved as a normal Excel file (it just has some special functions and equation graphics) so if data is being lost somewhere it is nothing to do with XLC. If you want to send me a copy I'll gladly take a look at the file for you.
dirkels 11 years ago
File error: data may have been lost.I am having the same problems with the latest release on Excel 2000. The file cannot be opened because Excel closes with : Microsoft Excel for Windows has encountered problem and needs to close.This file has multiple sheets and over 140 formulas. I have started this file in previous version of Excel calcs.I have tried in opening this file on another PC with Microsoft Excel 2003 SP3 and latest release of Excel calcs with no problem. It also open much faster than with Excel 2000.Please help!
questio 11 years ago
Such a fabulous way to see the equations, and see where you make the mistakes! Thank YOU
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
Yay! - well thanks for sticking this through. This is the first time I have come across this problem and it may come in helpful for other users in the future. Enjoy XLC! Let me know if I can be of any further help.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
I am clutching at straws now but do you have full system administrator rights on your machine?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
When you have your
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
OK let's do a few tests1) On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize. 2) Click the Commands tab. 3) Under Categories, click Tools.4) Under Commands, click COM Add-Ins and drag your selection to the toolbar. This can be any toolbar of your choosing.5) Click COM Add-Ins on the toolbar to see a list of the available add-ins in the COM Add-Ins dialog box. See the next post as to what to do with your new COM Add-Ins button.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
mmm very weird. Not quite sure what to do here.Why did you need to manually install in the first place? Have you tried uninstalling XLC and reinstalling it with the setup.exe file?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
If you are sure the Dll registered then the only other thing I can suggest is to check View>Toolbars>XLC Tools. If the XLC Tools is not listed then the Dll is not properly registered.When you type
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
If statements can be troublesome I agree but if you want to present the logic of your calculation I think it is worth considering placing each conditional check in to a separate cell rather than one long IF statement(see below):By the way I have named variables Cond1 and Cond2 so that the first four terms are un-subscripted. This is achieved by removing the
jwt 11 years ago
I wonder if you have any suggestions on how to manage if statements. In the past I’ve used them a lot, but the equations will likely get too long when converted by XLC. I agree with a lot of the comments in the Forum, it would be really nice if there was a way to allow for several letters in a cell name before subscripting, like RLmax.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 11 years ago
I have noticed this happen occasionally too but when I open the file I have found that nothing has been lost. This problem has been previously raised in the forum (read here). Whilst being annoying I think this error message can be safely ignored. I think it may have to do with a glitch in the download software but I don't think it is serious. It sounds like your case is a bit more serious if you suspect the file is missing elements of the calculation. It would be useful if you could send me a link to the file that has given you this problem and I'll take a look into it. I certainly can't see any reason for XLC content to be lost (maybe it never had any XLC content in the first place).Thank you for reporting this in. The site is so large now I rely on users telling me when they have problems so I can't correct these types of glitches.
dirkels 12 years ago
This very usefull tool when you have 89 plus formulas in spreadsheet to check!
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Try copying the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
You had me worried for a couple of minutes John until I re-rendered the equations using my copy of XLC and it worked fine. So why is it fine for me and not for you? I think it is because of the multiplication character you have set using the XLC toolbar's
jpriley485 12 years ago
From MSWord I found a symbol that looked like the elevated period. Tried to cut and paste it into the multiplication box, but nothing appeared.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
What happens when you copy the
jpriley485 12 years ago
I tried your instructions, must be doing it wrong. Finally, I decided on the
jpriley485 12 years ago
LOL, sorry . . . here it is.I must have tried to upload the file as an image in the previous post. Filename Box_Beams___XLC.xls, size 75776
jpriley485 12 years ago
The PDF file could not be uploaded, so here's the Excel file.See next post.
jpriley485 12 years ago
Best way to describe the problem is by attaching a printout (see attached).The
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I don't think it is on many keyboards but there is a keyboard short cut code in MS Word:type
jpriley485 12 years ago
On my keyboard,
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
It may not be on your keyboard John but you can copy this
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
When you use the
jpriley485 12 years ago
A blank or nil
jpriley485 12 years ago
I wanted to see what equations would look like with an
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I have checked the download on two separate machine and both times I successfully downloaded and installed the software. I think that you have some problem with your internet connection. I am sorry I cannot be of any more help.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
We seem to get this issue raising its head from time to time. The solution that seems to work for everybody is to simply download again. I think it must be some kind of connection issue. Let me reassure you that many people have installed XLC successfully today. Please let me know if this resolves the problem for you.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
You can convert any calculation so that it is readable by Open Office's Calc program of course. 1) In Excel Use the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
No toolbar means xlc.dll is not installed properly (Part 1 of the manual installation process). Do you have installation rights on your machine - are you an administrator?If you have the please tell me what response you get to item 5 of the manual installtion procedure i.e.PART 1 - XLC.dll================Follow these instructions to register maually:1) goto start button and select
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Yes you can format equation names anyway you like please refer to /xlc/xlc-help-and-tutorials/name-equations/ - Under the flash video there is a section entitled
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Well done mguter you have found a bug for me. I have managed to fix the problem and I'll include it in the next release of XLC. It may be a few weeks before I can manage to get it out - I am just back from my summer break with a mountain of work to clear. Please bear with me and thanks again for reporting in the problem.
mguter 12 years ago
I think I figured it out.The line representation depends on Autoshape Defaults Settnig.Here is the new one: when there are two or more radicals with OVD/UND in the equation, they loose part of the sign (except the last one) - see attached file. Filename SQRT_missing_line.xls, size 22016
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
XLC does not support nested parentheses. XLC intends to render Excel formulae in a mathematical form. In this case the upper and lower limits would be represented as arguments of a function. The Equation editor could be used to write your formula in the manner you describe.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I am afraid not Audie.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I am back in the office on August 11th - I'll get back to you then when I can investigate this fully.
mguter 12 years ago
I am resending the file. I am not sure if my previous post went through. Filename OVD.xls, size 340480
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
You have to attach a spreadsheet showing the problem so I can investigate.
mguter 12 years ago
Division line does not display in the formula with OVD()/UND() or displayed as an arrow. What do I do wrong?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
The manual installation seems to work on some machines. I would advise letting your administrator know what you have done though. Welcome on bard Ben.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I am not sure what is going wrong here breeses. I have checked the download myself and it worked fine. Could you try again on a different machine?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Nidhee, This is strange because I downloaded all the file and did not get the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Nidhee I can't find the download you are referring to but I have noticed the same error appearing myself on occasions. The file error is nothing to do with your version of Windows, MS Office, MS Excel or XLC I think it is an issue with how files are stored in the ExcelCalcs Repository but I do not know why it appears.I would like to reassure you that when I have had this error message the calculation has behaved perfectly normally. I have managed to save the file locally and upload to the site again and then the error message does not reappear. It would be useful if you could send me a link to the file that has given you this problem and I'll take a look into it.Thank you for reporting this in. The site is so large now I rely on users telling me when they have problems so I can't correct these types of glitches.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
moises I think that their is a
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
File attachments seems to be working OK moises. I am looking forward to receiving your attachment.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I am just checking the file attachments work in the forum. Filename test_attachment.xls, size 13824
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
It's done already. Please see the bottom paragraphs under the flash tutorial./xlc/xlc-help-and-tutorials/name-equations/I hope that you like the software.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I am putting a plan together and I'll survey user opinion so I'll get back to you on this.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Seems weird - can you attach the spreadsheet so I can take a look?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
That seems strange BahirDar it works fine on my version. I have checked in a second machine too and it still seems fine. Can you check again? First of all there needs to be some graphical objects on the page (lines textboxes, xlc equation). Press the 'select all shapes on work sheet button' and they should all be selected.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I have taken quite a few emails too explaining how inconvenient the XLC expiration is for large companies. If I could ask you to put up with it for just one more time and I will bring out a commercial non-expiry version before the next expiry date on 27th September 2008.The main reason for expiration is to force everyone to run the latest version. XLC has changed much over the last year since its launch. Bugs have been ironed out and functionality improved. However I have not had a bug report for a long time now and the product is robust and bug free so maybe the time is right to release a non expiry version.This is my first web site and I have learned a lot about how they work. Originally the concept was a kind of Math Wikipedia with everyone contributing but if I am honest apart from some notable exceptions I am underwhelmed at the few calculations that users upload. New calculations keeps the site alive and buzzing so I want to encourage calculations in other ways.In addition users rarely use the the Amazon links and thus far I have received one cheque from for $100 from Amazon.com and none at all from the other Amazon domains. I am grateful for about 10 donations amounting to about $200. Google ads bring in about $50 per month but I have been unsuccessful in getting any paid sponsors for the site. So financially its a spectacular flop. That said I am pleased with the 26000 unique visitors per month and the popularity of the XLC and I think there is a sound base to develop. My prime motivation has not been financial but I think that funds will help to develop the site and site content.My current thoughts are for a free XLC version for educational use only and a commercial use version of XLC for users who pay an annual subscription (XLC pro). XLC will not expire but a release code on the 'about XLC' form will set it to XLC free or XLC pro. I will also offer free annual XLC pro subscriptions to users who donate good calculations. I have some work to do to implement this so please bear with me.
Andrew1111 12 years ago
Hi John,I have come to rely on this software for a number of calculations, and it has a happy knack of expiring right when a calculation needs to get out the door! Working in a large company, the process for me to re-install is complicated and drawn out, times that by about 6 engineers using it in this office, you can see how the inconvenience can hurt us. Essentially it costs money every time we need the re-install.In fact I have been online looking for an alternative that we can purchase to avoid the problem, however one has not presented. So consider us your first customers for a licensed version.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Sorry to hear you are having trouble again Ernie. I have checked the download and everything is fine for me. There is a thread in the forum which shows that zip files may not download because it detects the presence of a *.exe. I don't know if this might be your problem but it is work investigating. It seems there is some help on the Winzip site. I don't think that there is any more I can do.Read the thread and Donm's remarks here.I hope it works for you.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Because I am the administrator of my own machine and I am not part of a large company I tend to not fully appreciate upgrade implications of the software. You are not the first person to raise this issue with me.I have been considering an XLC pro version of the software which would not require upgrading. I have been thinking about making this available to users on a paid subscription basis. This revenue could fuel site development. I need think this issue through properly and I will consult with users for their opinions. These are ideas only at this stage and I need to fully think through the implications. I always intend to make a free version available but possibly on an education only license.I would be interested in your opinion.CheersJohn
philstunell 12 years ago
John,Thanks for the advice.Perhaps the on-screen message could say 'uninstall your existing copy and download the current edition' or something similar?Phil
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
XLC is regularly improved and we want all our users to benefit from them, so old versions die and new versions can be downloaded. It simplifies support issues and it also offers some protection from piracy. Many of you will be running XLC version 03_08 build 03 which will die on 30th May 2008. You can download build 04 which will extend XLC life until 27th Sept 2008. Apologies if this causes any inconvenience. 1)Download XLC version 03_08 build 04. 2)Close Excel. 3)Goto the Start>All Programs>XLC>Uninstall XLC and then run the new setup file in the XLC version 03_08 build 04 zip download. 4)Start Excel. 5)On the XLC toolbar select the ‘About XLC and settings’ button (it’s the last one on the bar) to check the new expiry date of 27th Sept 2008.Please note that when XLC expires only the ability of XLC to redraw equations will cease to work. Those equations already drawn remain as graphic objects and all Excel functions (including XLC functions) continue to work. There is never a danger of not being able to use your excel file or loosing time you have invested in developing a spreadsheet.
philstunell 12 years ago
When attempting to use Xcalc functions I now get a message saying
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
123excel you need to first uninstall. Then install the new version.If for some reason that does not work simply copy and replace XLC.dll from version 03_08 zip file and replace the one in your XLC installation directory.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Brandtw it sounds like you have done everything I would suggest. It appears that XLC.xll is installed correctly (because this appears in the add ins list) but XLC.dll is not installed correctly (because you can't see the XLC toolbar and it is not listed in the View>Toolbars list).Can you check that XLC.dll is shown in your XLC install directory.If it is then make sure it is registered (i.e. part 5 below tells you XLC is registered).Tell me exactly what happens and I am sure we'll have you back up and running again.PART 1 - XLC.dll================Follow these instructions to register maually:1) goto start button and select
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I have just checked the download again and it works fine. I don't think we have a problem at the site.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I have just checked the download and it works fine. The file size should be 528Kb so if yours is just 70 to 80 Kb then something is going wrong somewhere but I don't think we have a problem at the site.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Thanks for your encouraging comments Tim. Its good to have you aboard. You are quite correct if XLC.dll is not registered (either manually or automatically when setup.exe is run) the toolbar will not show. Unfortunately I can't think of another way of helping you. You'll just have to install it when you have administrator rights (which is the way we would normally advise anyway).
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
It looks like you just need to use the OVD() and UND() functions to draw parts of your equation OVer the Division line and UNder the Division line. Enter
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I am sorry wes616 my intention is to keep everyone up to date with the latest features and so I don't end up trying to support older versions of the software. That said the upgrade seems to be causing some problems out there.Here is a quick fix:The zip file you download for XLC version 03_08 includes the latest copy of XLC.dll. All you need to do is copy it and paste in into the XLC install directory. Let me know if this gets you going and I'll update the upgrade instructions (it might be simpler for people to do this rather than running the install programs).
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Scott it sounds like you might be able to teach this dog some new tricks - it doesn't ring any bells with me. As you say its so easy to create a table of results and plot it I am not sure if we need another method.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Scott you could check out this Video 2 - How to Present Great Calculations in Microsoft Excel (5 min 10secs).One side of the template is arranged as a grid for presentation and the right hand side is arrange as any other worksheet. Using the XLC template I arrange all the formulae in one column and present the formulae in this area. Then I simply copy the column into a number of other columns on the right hand side to produce a table of calculations. I change an input parameter moving from column to column and plot it against a calculated value.I hope this makes sense. I have uploaded the calculation that I used to make the animation too Forced Vibration of a single degree of freedom system.xls
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Dennis the chances are that the old XLC version has not been un-installed and you somehow are starting up version 01_08 which is now expired. To un-install the old version go to the windows start button and select:All Programs>XLC>un-install XLCTo double check it has been un-installed see that XLC.dll and XLc.xll are removed from the install directory (normally C:\program files\XLC). Download XLC version 03_08 and install.If this did not work I am perplexed but all the updating process does is replace an old version of XLC.dll with a new version of XLC.dll. The zip file you download for XLC version 03_08 includes the latest copy of XLC.dll so you can always update the old copy with a simple copy paste.I hope this gets you going again Dennis. Let me know if you have any more troubles.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
It begining to smell like an administrator rights issue to me. can your systems administrator log in and install it? Anyway at least you have it working on two other machines. Thank for your help with this but I am tempted to hang my boots up on this issue.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Let's do a quick check to see if it is a problem associated with XLC.xll.Uninstall XLC and check that when Excel starts up that there are no error. OKNow Do not install XLC.dll but go straight to PART 2 of the manual installation below. I am particularly interested in what happens at point 8.PART 2 - Manually Install XLC.xll=================================7) In Excel go to Tools>Add-Ins... This displays the Add-ins form.8) From the add-ins form select the browse button and navigate to your XLC installation directory (normally this is C:\Program Files\XLC unless you installed it elsewhere). Select the xlc.xll and press 'OK'. This has manually installed xlc.xll9) Close Excel and restart it again.10) If all went well when you enter
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Clearly this is a problem. It is strange because I have XLC working in Excel 2003 on XP with no problems. The thing that worries me most is when you get the message 'C:\Program Files\XLC\XLC.xll' is not a valid add-in. This could also give the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I am sorry you can't get it installed. I am not quite sure what the problem is all I can do is reassure you that thousands of people have managed to install it.It would be useful if you could give me any system messages that occur against each point of the manual installation instructions.There are two files Excel needs to have installed separately 1)XLC.dll (this is the toolbar component) and 2)XLC.xll (this contains special XLC functions).PART 1 - Manually Install XLC.dll=================================Follow these instructions to register manually:1) goto start button and select 'run'2) type in 'cmd' this will get up a command prompt window.3) Navigate to the xlc install directory (use 'cd' commands)4) check using 'dir' that two files are present XLC.dll and XLC.xll5) Register XLC.dll by typing 'regsvr32 XLC.dll' into the command prompt window. - you should get a message saying you have succeeded in registering.6) Hopefully you can see the toolbar when you start Excel.PART 2 - Manually Install XLC.xll=================================7) In Excel go to Tools>Add-Ins... This displays the Add-ins form.8) From the add-ins form select the browse button and navigate to your XLC installation directory (normally this is C:\Program Files\XLC unless you installed it elsewhere). Select the xlc.xll and press 'OK'. This has manually installed xlc.xll9) Close Excel and restart it again.10) If all went well when you enter
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Just a couple of glitches ironed out in version 03-08 build 03. Got there in the end.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
The upgrade instructions read:
mguter 12 years ago
I am trying to install Version 03_08 . It seems to go through the installation routine, but when I open the info from the toolbar it shows Version 01.08 and I can not use the software - I am getting message about installing the new copy.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I have fixed the problem and updated XLC version 03-08 to Build 002. You can un-install your existing version and reinstall the latest version. Thanks again for reporting it in Gys
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Thanks for reporting this in Gys. There is an odd looking period (or
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Hopefully all these issues are addressed in XLC version 03-08.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I am afraid I do not know I don't have a mac to test it on. If anyone out there knows I would like to know too.
Clyde 12 years ago
Thanks John,That worked just fine. And yes, this was my laptop.Best regards,Clyde
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Hi Clyde I think you need to uninstall XLC version 01_08 first and then install the version 03_08. I had the same problem with my laptop.
Clyde 12 years ago
Hi John,I installed the file for 03_08 but my toolbar does not have the animation icon. I'm using EXCEL 2007. The inforfmation window shows version 01.08 and expires March 31. The font seems different when I use redraw. The colors will change based on the font color for the eqs cell. I still love ExcelCalcs.Best regards,Clyde
MajorMagee 12 years ago
You've really outdone yourself this time. The animation function is brilliant.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
That's a Vista thing - only administrators can install software. XLC has no user privilege requirements.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I am very grateful for your comments (good or bad).
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Are you installing using the setup.exe in the zip file. After installation you'll see XLC in the ribbon under Add-Ins (see below). If you can't see it then the xlc.dll is not registeredif you get a name error with the xlc functions OVD(), UND() or EQS() then xlc.xll is not installed as an addin for excel.Let me know what is working and what is not and I can help you more from there.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I have just done a quick check Roger and everything appears to be working fine for me. Are you given any error messages?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Glad you like the site. We have no plans to support OpenOffice but I would be interested if XLC can work with it. XLC itself is not open source code.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
It is fixed in XLC version 01_08 build 0006. Download now. Sorry again for forgetting this problem.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I am really sorry DevanJ I went on holiday and clean forgot about this problem. I have only picked up on it now. I have fixed the problem along with a few others and I'll be uploading a new XLC build soon. I'll let you know when it will be ready to download.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
And evening for others of us Greg. Thanks for your comments. You are quite right use the 'redraw all worksheet equations' is the only way to update the equation numbers.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
If you have reinstalled XLC jim. I guess that you tried Start>All_Programs>XLC>'Uninstall_XLC'. Did this solve your problem?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Cheers Scott - Order restored to the universe. Thank goodness for that!
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
It is playing up because XLC recognises
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I guess the easiest way is to run the un-install program but maybe you can't do this if it has been deleted. fortunately there is a manual way of un-registering XLCFollow these instructions to un-register manually:1) goto start button and select 'run'2) type in 'cmd' this will get up a command prompt window.3) Un-register XLC.dll by typing 'regsvr32/u XLC.dll' into the command prompt window. - you should get a message saying you have succeeded in un-registering.Hopefully this will work.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Scott that strikes me as completely weird and I am not sure what can be going on here. Perhaps you could send me a copy of your spreadsheet so that I could take a look?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Hi Rayviez I have this complaint from time to time but I think it must be an internet connection issue because it always seems to resolve itself by trying again later. Thousands of people have successfully downloaded. If you have access to another machine maybe you could try that.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
This thread is continued here.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I might be missing your point but I have done the same thing this time using Greek characters. I am not sure if I understand your problem.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Hi netsonicyxf I think the program is working normally because the horizontal line is only drawn over an equation with something above and below the division line. When the equation has no division line it simply uses the sQRT symbol with brackets. See below.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Not that I am aware of PhilJ2. I am afraid that I don't have a mac to play around with but I will makes some enquiries to see if it is possible. You are not the first person to request this feature. It may take a little time but I'll let you know if I make any progress.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Thanks for reporting this in duco123. I don't seem to have any problems using XLC large SQRT symbols in either Excel 2003 or Excel 2007 (see image below and file attached). I suggest that you download and install the latest version of XLC and check again. If you still have problems could you attach the file so that I can take a closer look. Filename SQRTExample.xls, size 32768
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
No the file did not upload properly. I did an upload test to check that it was not a site software problem but it worked fine for me. Maybe a connection glitch?. Have a good weekend.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Thanks for your question gduncan its one I have added some notes to the site help on the name equation button so it does not cause confusion in the future. See the text under the flash tutorial.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I am not sure what has been happening here Bernard but I am glad it has been resolved. You might like to know that I have just updated XLC to include an 'Equation Cloner' button in response to user requests in the forum.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Finally nailed it and I have just updated the latest version of XLC which now includes an 'Equation Clone' button. Just download XLC and reinstall. There is a help file too to show how it works.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I have played around with this a little but partly because of the existing program structure and partly because I am not clear about how it is best implemented I have not found a solution that I am happy with. The workaround I suggested works pretty well for me (copy the EQS() function and change the equation control string to
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I have released XLC version 01.08 which solves this problem.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Please post any comments relating to XLC Version 01.08 here:
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I have emailed XLC 01_08 Beta Installation.zip to netsonicyxf and bernard. Please check your emails. It is working fine on my my two machines both Windows XP one running Excel 2003 and the other running Excel 2007. I am very grateful for your time and interest.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I am delighted to hear your comments. I am just about ready to issue a beta for testing so I'll send you a copy too. I am testing it at the moment and it appears to be holding up fine. I'll be ready to send a copy by the end of the day I think.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Thank you netsonicyxf, that would be a great help, I'll send you a copy in the next couple of days.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Just letting you know that I am make quite a bit of progress on this issue and I am currently testing a new version of XLC. It should be ready for release within a week. The correction and modifications to the equation renderer have been extensive so I am afraid it has taken some time. I may need some help testing on Excel 2008 as I do not have a copy. However I feel confidant that if it works for Excel 2007 it will be fine for Excel 2008.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I have done some tests and I think I have found a bug not in XLC but Excel 2007. I need to take this up with Microsoft. I have no idea how long it will take but I'll keep you posted of any developments. Until then I am afraid that XLC is only working with Excel versions 2000 to 2003. Thanks again for reporting this it is a very significant issue for me.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I normally use Excel 2003 and everything works fine in this version. However try the same thing in Excel 2007 and I get exactly the problem you describe. Thank you for reporting this in it is certainly an Excel 2007 specific bug. I'll try to sort this out now.
thejonster 12 years ago
I re-installed the program, re-drew the calculation the spreadsheet you made and it's doing the same thing.. danghere's a pic and the spreadsheet from my troublesome computerThanks for your help! Filename Copy_of_Forum887.xls, size 20480
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I have tried your problem but everything works fine for me - I have attached an image and the spreadsheet itself so that you can see what I have done. Filename Forum887.xls, size 16384 Maybe you could attach your file and I could take a look at it?
thejonster 12 years ago
I like the program, thanks for your workI looked through all the 'bug' threads and haven't seen anyone with the same problemwindows xp, excel 2007a nonsense/test formula I tried was (b25/999999)^2
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I am not going to be much help here Clyde because XLC can't handle nested OVD and UND statements. The equation is rendered on two lines. I could improve on this I guess but it would take quite a bit of work and there is a work around. You are not the first to request this. Thanks for your comment.With regard to scrolling down the page to see the forum - I check that the site works with IE version 7 and Firefox/2.0.0.11 but I am aware that there are occasionally problems when content is rendered below the main menu. This looks like a blank page to the user - if this ever happens then scroll down and you'll find the content below the main menu. The joy of websites!
Clyde 12 years ago
Hi John,I'm having trouble with formatting (see attached file). I'd like to know if EXCEL Calcs can format the formula like the Microsoft Equation 3.0 example (shown in the spreadsheet). By the way, I am having to scroll down to the bottom of the page on your site again.Thanks,Clyde Filename Nested_OVD_UND.xls, size 12800
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I think that you must have some internet connection problems here. I can only try to reassure you that thousands of people have managed to download and install the software correctly. Do you have access to another machine?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Ivan I am glad you like XLC but I am afraid it only works for MS Excel.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Well I am glad you managed to get the software working at work but I am afraid that XLC will not work with versions of MS Excel prior to Excel 2000 which is why you are having problems at home. This is covered in the FAQ section of the site.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Mark - if you attach the spreadsheet I'll be glad to take a look at it. I am sure that I'll solve the problem quickly.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Thanks for your suggestion JoeMiner - it would be an easy thing to implement. You are aware of the [url=/404/]
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Hi Digita, I rely upon users letting me know if there are any problems with the site so thank you for reporting this in. I have checked it myself and managed to download the file and run the setup.exe file with no problems. However this same problem has been reported many times but always seems to be resolved by downloading again. If it does not work after downloading again can you tell me if you can open the zip file or if you cannot can you tell me the error message.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I think that you just need to redraw the page this will take care of all your numbering issues. Thanks to your question I have noticed that the flash help files have been deleted from the server and were not playing. This happened during a software upgrade last week but I have corrected it now. Hopefully you will now have all the help you need. Sorry for this oversight.
roofguy 12 years ago
I can't seem to reset the equation numbering. I have been tinkering with a spreadsheet to learn XLC. Everytime a make a mis-step, I delete the equation graphic and then the function. However, my sheet actually has only 2 equations and the numbering is up to 12. I can't seem to override the numbering. Am I doing something wrong?
roofguy 12 years ago
I downloaded it at home, unzipped it there, and burned the extracted files to a CD. Now I have the files on my computer at work.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I have had a few reports of zip file problems. They have always been sorted simply by downloading the file again. I suggest you give it another try but if you are still having problems please get back to me.
roofguy 12 years ago
I downloaded the 09/07 Installation zip but cannot extract the exe. I get the message that it is either not standard zip format or is corrupt. I saw other threads about similar problems. Has this newer zip been installed successfully by anyone?P.S. I sent the file to our IT guy who tried to unzip it with Winzip, to no avail.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Nice one Clyde - I had placed more a google ads module where the banner ads are normally placed. This was fine in Firefox (my default browser) but Explorer seemed unhappy with it. I have swapped a few things around and it seems ok in both browsers now. The joy of running a website!
Clyde 13 years ago
The right side of the ExcelCalcs website is blank. I always need to scroll down to get to the information. Can this be my browser settings (Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0)? This happens with almost all screens.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Download the latest versions of XLC for incorporation of this feature.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
mmm... strange one this. I don't think it is a 2007 issue though. I opened your file in 2003 and hit redraw. As you say about half the equations are not drawn but on a second redraw they all appear. I look into it when I have some time but I'll probably give it a low priority it seems to sort itself out pretty quickly.Its quite a useful spreadsheet - in fact I could have used it last week for a vehicle impact assessment I am undertaking. Have you thought about uploading it?
Clyde 13 years ago
Hi John,I agree with Eric. It seems to work great. There does seem to be one anomaly. When I open a 2003.xls workbook in 2007 and redraw about half of the fomulas disappear. After a repeated redraw they are OK. How do you find the time?Nice work,Clyde Filename Example_2003-153687fdc9cc7b88333238e26c7eb321.xls, size 30720
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Can you attach the spreadsheet Jeff
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Can you attach a simple sample sheet with the problem. I can't seem to reproduce it here - it always works for me. As well what version of XLC and Excel are you running?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
You are probably right Mark and it should be easy enough to do. I'll put in in the next release. Thanks for your comment.
Clyde 13 years ago
Hi John,I agree with Eric. It seems to work great. There does seem to be one anomaly. When I open a 2003.xls workbook in 2007 and redraw about half of the fomulas disappear. After a repeated redraw they are OK. How do you find the time?Nice work,Clyde Filename Example_2003.xls, size 30720
zerosignal 13 years ago
John,It works great, I have no problems with it at all.Good job!!Regards,Eric
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Click here for XLC version 09.07 - first version to work with Excel 2007!I would welcome some feedback before I put it up for general release - please use the forum link from the XLC 09.07 download page.CheersJohn
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
This forum thread will track of the version history of the following download:XLC version 09.07
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Hi ClydeI think I have cracked the problem now. I have XLC equations working correctly in Excel 2007! I am running a few more checks to make sure that it does not fall down any where but I'll probably have a new XLC version compatible with Excel 2007 by the end of the day. Watch this space!
Clyde 13 years ago
Hi John,I'm glad to see you are making some progress. I sent a link for the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
OK when I installed Excel 2007 and another machine XLC installed with no problems. So I now have exactly the same problem as you guys with the presentation of the equation objects. It seems that Excel 2007 handles graphics slightly differently to Excel 2003. I was hoping for a quick fix but I have not found one yet. At least I am getting down to the problem. Please bear with me a little longer whilst I try to sort it out.
zerosignal 13 years ago
No problem John, thanks for your support!Eric
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Thanks Eric for your comment. I am still having trouble getting my Excel 2007 to work with the XLC toolbar but I think this is a problem specific to one pc. I am going to install on another machine to see if I have the same problem. As soon as I get it working I think I'll be able to solve the problem pretty quickly. Please bear with me.
zerosignal 13 years ago
John,Of course, we just upgraded to Office 2007 as well at work. I have got the same issues as Clyde. It was very easy to use the toolbar, just click on the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I have managed to follow you so far and I see that both the XLC.dll com object and XLC.dll are listed as correctly installed addins. My problem is that XLC.dll creates the XLC toolbar but toolbars are not allowed in excel 2007 they have been replace by something called the ribbon.I think that I need to write some more code to generate a ribbon inequivalent of the XLC toolbar and introduce a new XLC 2007 addin which may take me some time.If you have managed to show the XLC toolbar in Excel 2007 I would be very interested in how you did this. I would be also very interested in how you managed to create equations in Excel 2007 because it has stumped me.Thanks again for your help Clyde.John
Clyde 13 years ago
As stated in previous post:Office Button|Excel Options|Add-InsThe office button is the logo button in the upper left corner.
Clyde 13 years ago
Hi John,I'm at work now and will have to check when I get home. Until then try
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Hi Clyde - I have a copy of Excel 2007 now on a new machine and I have just installed XLC. I just don't see the XLC toolbar. Toolbars are replaced in Excel 2007 with the office ribbon. can you tell me how you managed to show the XLC toolbar in 2007 it is not at all obvious to me.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Its probably a bit of an oversight on my part because I rarely name cells but I understand that lots of people do. I'll give this some further thought and possibly add it to my XLC 'to do' list. Thanks for your feedback.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Jeff the problem seems to be with the use of cell names. Your cell equation is:
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Certainly all the problems are associated with incorrect installation of two XLC files XLC.dll and XLC.xll. You try a manual installation of XLC by following the instructions here then you could let me know how you get on.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Good - I hope you find the software useful.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I am not sure if this will work for you as you may not have the rights to install manually either but you could try it and let me know how you get on.There are two files Excel needs to have installed separately 1)XLC.dll (this is the toolbar component) and 2)XLC.xll (this contains special XLC functions).PART 1 - Manually Install XLC.dll=================================Follow these instructions to register manually:1) goto start button and select 'run'2) type in 'cmd' this will get up a command prompt window.3) Navigate to the xlc install directory (use 'cd' commands)4) check using 'dir' that two files are present XLC.dll and XLC.xll5) Register XLC.dll by typing 'regsvr32 XLC.dll' into the command prompt window. - you should get a message saying you have succeeded in registering.6) Hopefully you can see the toolbar when you start Excel.PART 2 - Manually Install XLC.xll=================================7) In Excel go to Tools>Add-Ins... This displays the Add-ins form.8) From the add-ins form select the browse button and navigate to your XLC installation directory (normally this is C:\Program Files\XLC unless you installed it elsewhere). Select the xlc.xll and press 'OK'. This has manually installed xlc.xll9) Close Excel and restart it again.10) If all went well when you enter
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
XLC checks that XLC.dll and XLC.xll are present and installed as Excel addins. If they are not it will try to install them. It sound like something is going wrong with this process. Can you try the following for me1) What version of Excel are you using and what version of Windows?2) Do you have user privilege to install software?3) Have you successfully installed other Excel Addins?4) Re-install XLC5) Do you have a directory called C://program files/XLC and what files are contained there?6) Do you get a
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Sorry apache405 you may have misread - I am not intending to support Macs
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I am afraid that it is not written in VBA but compiled using Microsoft Visual Studio. I am not intending to support Macs I am afraid.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I have no multi-language plans at the moment. I am afraid languages were not my strong point at school. I embarrassingly speak French but I am afraid my Russian is non existent.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Hi sorry for not getting back sooner - I have just returned from holiday. I can't see the image attachment. Can you send me it again or a bit more information to go on?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
XLC is not a vba application (not a *.xla addin) it is compiled from using Microsoft visual studio, this gives it the advantage of running faster. I don't think I can compile for Macs.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Hi Bridger Jeff and thanks for all your comments they are very pertinent and useful to me. There is a 255 characters string limits in XLC, this is the same as Excel's equation limit however there could well be some inconsistencies because XLC does a lot of string manipulating. In your example XLC will insert spaces between operators because this makes equations easier to read but it increases the length of the equation string. It is not an issue I have given much thought to because I have never hit a string limits problem so far. I think XLC's current limit is set above reasonable expectations of what a user might hope to get out of an equation and I can see you are pushing the program to its limits with your test equations. I will give this issue some consideration when I next get to dive into the XLC code - but at the moment I am more preoccupied with packing up for my summer holiday in Tuscany B) Thanks again Jeff
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I am afraid I am pretty ignorant about developing software for macs. I compile the software using microsoft compilers so I guess it probably won't be possible. Sorry apache405 that I cannot be of more help.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Thanks DevanJ - You are not doing anything wrong - you have spotted a bug - I have added it to my 'To Do' list. It should be an easy fix but it may take a couple of months to get round to it I am working flat out at the moment so that I can clear my desk for my family holiday. Please bear with me and I'll let you know when I have fixed it.Thanks againJohn
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I am glad you have found a work around Clyde but I think I will have to get a copy of office 2007 to look into this in more detail. It could be a while though Clyde I am busy trying to clear my desk before I can get away for my holiday. Thanks again for reporting it in.
Clyde 13 years ago
Hi John,Sorry to report that there is no difference in 06.07 see attached. However, I can save the 2007 (.xlsx) as a 2003 (.xls) file and use the redraw feature and all is well.Best regards,Clyde
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Hi ClydeI am running with Excel 2003. I have yet to upgrade to Excel 2007 so I am afraid that I cannot test this out for myself. However I think I have enough clues as to what may be going wrong from your plots. I have just added a few lines of code to XLC version 06_07 that might sort out your problem. Please download the latest version and let me know if it is any better. Thanks for reporting this in Clyde.CheersJohn
Clyde 13 years ago
Hi John,ExcelCalcs is great. I've had some problems at home with formatting.I am using Windows XP and Office 2007 at home. I have Windows XP and Office 2003 at work. My problems are at home and do not show up at work.See the attached picture and file. Formatting of the formula is not working.Best regards,
awnshaikh 13 years ago
After using the software I will send you coments
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Without being able to replicate the error it is impossible to debug it. I am afraid all I can do is assure you that thousands of user have managed to get XLC up and running. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I have just had a play around with this, normally I log in as the windows administrator on my PC I install XLC and it appears when I start up Excel. The XLC toolbar appears as usual. I then switch user to a limited user account and start up Excel again. Excel starts but the XLC toolbar or the XLC add-in do not appear and this behaviour is what we should expect. XLC must be installed on the limited user account to work. You will need user rights to install programs or you can ask your administrator to do this for you.I hope that this helps.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I have no idea what this may be. It seems very unusual and has never been reported in before. Can you run other setup.exe files?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
We have not had many installation issues reported in recently so thanks for letting me know your bug. Your problems sound strange so let's do a few checks to see what's happening.
1) Start Excel. Go to Tools>Add-Ins... This displays the Add-ins form and check that xlc is shown as installed. If OK then proceed.
2)Is the XLC toolbar visible? Check Excel MainMenu>View>Toolbars> and XLC Tools should show with a check mark next to it. If OK then proceed.
2) Check that XLC function are working. Type "=OVD(3)/und(6)" into a cell. If the cell returns 0.5 then XLC functions are working OK. If OK the proceed - if not install XLC.xll manually by following these instructions. From the add-ins form select the browse button and navigate to your XLC installation directory (normally this is C:Program Files>XLC unless you installed it elsewhere). Select the xlc.xll and press 'OK'. This has manually installed xlc.xll
Let me know how you get on.
mlawson 13 years ago
awesome and easy. wish I'd had this for homework.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Thanks Yogia (nice to hear from you again) - I had not noticed this either. Please bear with me, it may take some time before I can get round to fix it. I'll let you know when I do.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Thankfully a quick fix - download and reinstall version 06.07. I would be grateful if you could let me know if this resolves your problem.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
This is a definite bug I am afraid that I have never noticed because I set my status bar to be hidden. I'll patch it up as a priority and post a new download in the next couple of days. Please bear with me and I'll get back to you. Thanks for reporting it in.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Hi ChrisI am aware of this and it is on my to do list. Its actually a little problematic but I'll nail it soon. You'll have to just bear with me until my day job calms down a bit. I'll keep you posted.
bpeirson 13 years ago
Why does my status bar disappear?When I reactivate it why does it display the last XLC messsage and nothing else?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Hi GregI have tested the program and the latest version is working correctly. Maybe some further explanation of how the program works is in order - it is covered in the online help under controlling the appearance of equations. Check the EQS function in the cell underneath your equation object - if it contains 'multiplication= 1' parameter in the equation control string then multiplication signs will be shown. When you select 'show multiplication sign' from the 'about XLC and settings' form - this sets program defaults and subsequent EQS() functions will contain the parameter 'multiplication= 1' but it will not change existing ones. If you want to change existing ones use Excel's Replace functions (i.e. Replace 'multiplication= 0' to 'multiplication= 1'). I hope this helps.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Can you try to attach your image again it seems to be lost from this post.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Yes 1) name using XLC as you have already done.2) delete the space before the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I have used winzip to create it. I have checked the download and it seems fine to me. I have had quite a few posts about problems with zip files and usually downloading it again or using another zip program works.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
The EQS() function (EQuation Show) takes a cell reference whose formula will be rendered as an equation. So there is no reason why equations cannot be displayed below the cell containing the formula - just drag it there and hit the redraw button (equations are always rendered over the cell containing an EQS() function. The problem is with naming cells because XLC assumes that all cell names are to the left hand side of the cell that is named.Potential solutions:1) Get XLC to check if name is defined above the cell if it is not named on the left.2) Introduce a EQNAME() function which takes a cell reference as a parameter.I don't clearly see how useful this functionality would be so if iamdman could give me an insight as to what he is trying to achieve I can weigh up if it is worth developing.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
iamdman - Why don't you send me a sample spreadsheet of what you are trying to achieve and I'll have a think about it?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Wes616, I have fixed the bug - download and install the latest version. Thanks for reporting this in - it helps to make the code more robust for all users.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Zept thanks for reporting this in - I must have missed one label - it is fixed now - please download the latest version and re-install.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I have done a quick test and it seems you are correct. If a named cell is one character long there must be a space before the = sign. This is a bug I'll put it on my 'ToDo' list in the mean time you will have to use
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
If you attach your spreadsheet I'll take a closer look.
DaveC 13 years ago
Hi YogiaSorry I didn't get around to replying earlier but this one must have slipped through.I got it working on Office 97 just by running the install file...at first there was a problem there since the install shield replaced a couple of system files that it shouldn't have (it replaced a Win98 DLL with a Win 2000 or XP one I think)...John sorted this one out and XLC then installed ok.The next problem was the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Mmmm... isn't it all getting a bit complicated? I'll keep the naming functionality as it currently is but remember you can always manually reformat a name if you have any special requirements - just remember to end the name with
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Weird it should look like this: Judging by the number of settings you have on the form you are running an old version of XLC. Try downloading and installing the latest version I have set the colours on the form as fixed colours rather than windows system colours in the latest version 06.07 so this should fix your problem. Thanks for reporting this in Zept!
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Thanks for you first post zept and welcome to the site.1) The name button simply formats a cell (i.e. automatically subscripts) it appends
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I have corrected the 'about XLC and settings' form to shows the correct version number but I'll not ask users to download again (I think I might annoy people).Thanks again Yogi!
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Hi YogiI am glad you are out there helping me correct my mistakes.1) Yes the 'about XLC and settings' form shows the wrong version number - doh!2)I think 'top' and 'mid' is working as I intended but perhaps I have not explained how it works too well. When you open your 'about XLC and settings' button on the XLC toolbar you can set your EQS() equation control string preferences. So setting vertical alignment to 'top' means that subsequent EQS() functions created have an EqnStyle= 0 (i.e. top vertical alignment). This will not change the display of any existing equations. The online help covers this topic if you need further clarification and it includes the graphic you need.Remember you can always use Excel's find/replace functions to change all occurrences of
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Alison it great to see XLC being used in schools so thanks for the question. XLC will not rename the Excel's Fact() function but here is a work around. Name a cell manually
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Not sure what happened here. I have fixed it now. Apologies.
eskelsev 13 years ago
Is there a way to remove the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I can see the point in 'top' and 'mid' vertical alignment but I can't see much point in 'bottom'. I'll implement the upgrade over the weekend.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Hi YogiaI think it will be possible to include a vertical align parameter. The image below shows how it could be implemented. I'll put this on my 'ToDo' list.
DaveC 13 years ago
Just tried it out....works fine:) Thanks John
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I appreciate that this could be a problem and I have put a fix together. Now when the 'Delete XLC Functions' button is pressed a form appears allowing the user to individually select the XLC function for deletion. It also gives the user an opportunity to cancel in case the button was pressed by accident. You'll have to download and re-install XLC to get the fix.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
A new button called 'Delete XLC functions' has been included in XLC version 05.07. This button must be used with caution because it deletes all functions
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
This has been included in XLC version 05.07.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I am looking forward to some feedback on the first full release of XLC. Thanks in advance.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
A US keyboard is laid out differently to a UK keyboard or a French keyboard so it may be more difficult for some users to find the
bpeirson 13 years ago
How do I enter the vertical line which precedes the letter to be changed into greek?
DvdHntr 13 years ago
That's what I ended up using thanks.
DaveC 13 years ago
Hi JohnI'm using Excel 2000 with Vista. I have tried out your spreadsheet and everything is working as it should.However, I am unable to rotate equations. I think this is something to do with MS Office rather than XLC. My experience is that picture objects can't be rotated in word or excel (only those created with the drawing primitives built in to Office).
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Yogi I have attached a simple spreadsheet displaying a formula using 3 EQS() statements with different parameters. Open it up and take a look at the three EQS statements to see how the presentation of equations can be altered by changing EQS parameters.Then hit the
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I tend not to name cells so I had not thought through this issue. I'll put it down on my 'todo' list and try to improve XLC in this regard.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
There are probably quite a few areas where we don't conform to standard mathematical notation e.g. tan^-1 will be written as ATAN(). Whilst it is feasible to rewrite certain functions I don't think I want to start because I think it could become fraught with problems and complexities. XLC equations might not always conform to mathematical standards they are at least unambiguous. I'll leave it that way for now.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
This is actually something I am working on at the moment. XLC has a problem if the index's name was subscripted (because a subscripted name raised as an index would be unreadable). The current work around is only to superscript numbers, as you have seen. But this is currently on my list of things to improve so subscribe to this topic and watch this space...Post edited by: JohnDoyle, at: 2007/03/30 14:24
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Fractions within a fraction is not available but could be intoduced at a later date. Equations could become massive though which might not be a good thing.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
You can restrain XLC from automatically subscripting this is cover in the online help just below the flash tutorial /content/view/52/126/.A cell entry of
DvdHntr 13 years ago
I am a structural engineer and this is a great tool to write some notes on formula.It would be better though if when naming formula you could mark items that needed superscript and not just subscript every character after the first.Also, I wish that you could show a fraction in a fraction.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Thanks for your comment you have cleary read our reasons for having an expiry date on our FAQ's page. Remember when XLC expires only the ability of XLC to redraw equations will cease to work. Those equations already drawn remain as graphic objects and all Excel functions (including XLC functions) continue to work so formulae in cells continue to work. Please be assured that you have nothing to loose in terms of time invested in developing your spreadsheet.
DvdHntr 13 years ago
Thanks,Pity about the fractions. I will just not format the names of the equations with XLC.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
The installation files have been zipped with winzip. Hundreds of people have managed to install it so far. I would try using other zip software like winrar. I know this works on my laptop and it is a free download from http://www.download.com/WinRAR/3000-2250-10007677.html Maybe there are some zip anomalies out there I had a similar post which was resolved see /component/option,com_firelboard/Itemid,106/func,view/id,62/catid,13/Let me know how you get on.Post edited by: JohnDoyle, at: 2007/03/22 14:18
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
XLC will only draw one division line in an equation. So you can't have a fraction within a fraction. You probably need to break down the calculation into a number of parts.On your second point you can restrain XLC from automatically subscripting this is cover in the online help just below the flash tutorial. /content/view/52/126/Hope this keeps you going.
DvdHntr 13 years ago
Can I just add one more part to this?Is there a way to change the way a equation name formatted so that|fM does not subscript the M.Perhaps there is another mark to placed in to indicate that a character should be exempt from formatting (in the same way the | is used to display greek letters).
DvdHntr 13 years ago
I am trying to display a formula that has:Fsy*Ast[do-((Ast*Fsy)/(1.7*f'c*B))]Then this equation is divided by 1000000.The problem is that I want the 1000000 underneath and I can only get it to the side. I tried two pairs of OVD()/UND() but the middle pair is then displayed in the equation.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Thanks for the question. In answer to the first part there are no plans to interpret the POWER() function. Generally speaking the way you input your formula will have an effect on how the equation is drawn. I am mainly worried about introducing anomalies with particular functions. For now I would keep using the '^' operator it produces a better mathematical representation.The line above the radicand (and you have taught me a new word today) only appears if the SQRT() function is nested around OVD() and UND() functions.e.g.SQRT(OVD(J10)/UND(J9))
Clyde 13 years ago
See below:=(J9/4)*((J10/J9)-J11)^2 Eqn. 1=(J9/4)*POWER((J10/J9)-J11,2) Eqn. 2Both formulas do the same thing. ExcelCalcs provides two different presentations.The preferred ExcelCalcs display would be from Eqn. 1. Will ExelCalcs be able to understand Eqn. 2 in the future?Also, the square root displays the radical without the line above the radicand. In the example on the website, the line is there. And just for curiosity, will it display the index for values other than two?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Carlton wroteI do not have Windows Vista installed on any of my machines or Office 2007. Has anyone out there managed to get it to run or do I need to investigate this further?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Clyde askedThe short answer is yes.The longer answer is yes. All the XLC generated equations are enhanced windows metafiles (a native windows graphic) and will be stored within an excel document just like any other graphical object. If you want to send a document to a user without XLC installed the XLC functions OVD(), UND(), ODI(), UDI() & EQS() will generate a #NAME error. You can get round this by:1) Send them to ExcelCalcs to pick up a free copy of XLC!2) If you know that they do not have privileges to install software (maybe its a work machine) you can remove the functions using Excels 'Find and Replace'. The equation graphics will loose their parent EQS() definitions and the poor orphans will never be able to redrawn in response to a cell formula change - they will still hang around but they are just dumb graphics now.Post edited by: JohnDoyle, at: 2007/03/17 11:13
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Thanks for reporting this bug it helps us make the software more robust. When Excel starts up it triggers the XLC initialisation process. XLC checks to see if a file called XLC.xll is installed if it is not then it tries to install it. It sounds like your machine is not allowing xlc.xll to be installed and generating an error.I have done a little research into this and it seems that it is machine dependant and may be due to your security settings. Lets not get bogged down in security settings just yet and we can try to install the xlc.xll addin manually. If we achieve this then when XLC initialises it checks that the addin is installed and will not try to re-install this. Hope you are managing to follow this? Cutting to the crunch, follow these instructions:1) Start Excel (ignore the 'Add Method of AddIns class has failed') if you get it.2) Go to Tools>Add-Ins... This displays the Add-ins form and I am guessing that you will not see xlc installed.3) From the add-ins form select the browse button and navigate to your XLC installation directory (normally this is C:\Program Files\XLC unless you installed it elsewhere). Select the xlc.xll and press 'OK'. This has manually installed xlc.xll4) Close Excel and restart it again. Hopefully you will not get an error message again.Let me know how you get on.
DavidEkker 13 years ago
Hello John,I downloaded from the address you provided and it installed just fine.Now to go learn how to use it!Thanks!David
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
You say that the file is too large to attach but the zip file should only be 327Kb which is pretty small?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Hi DavidThis seems a bit strange. I have just downloaded it myself and reinstalled without a problem. Have you downloaded from this location?/component/option,com_remository/Itemid,36/func,fileinfo/id,14/Maybe you could try again but if this fails a second time I'll email you the zip file.
DavidEkker 13 years ago
Hello John,I just downloaded
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I bow to you better knowledge yogia. I have had to just check a few things. In Office 2000, Microsoft created a new add-in architecture, called a COM Add-in, which was common to all the Office applications and the VBIDE. XLC is a COM Add-in thus it requires Excel 2000.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I am sorry yogia the addin only works with Excel 2000 or later see FAQ's /content/view/30/89/The reason for this is that this is when microsoft introduced VBA into Excel (visual basic for applications) and XLC uses this functionality.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Thats exactly what I did. Hopefully it's Europroof now.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I have just made another tiny modification so make sure you download after I have posted this message.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I have updated XLC again. The latest version should sort this problem out. Keep your comments coming they are very helpful. Thanks.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Mmmm more international issues - I'll look into this. Thanks for all the great debugging work.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Download XLC again - I have modified the program so that:UND() is used as the logical AND() function in German versions of MS Excel. To prevent conflicts: UDI() can be optionally used in place of UND(). and for the sake of consistency ODI() can be optionally used in place of OVD(). I have also updated the help filesEverything appears to be working fine, please let me know if you have any problems.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Can you give me a few days to work on this? I'll have a look at it over the weekend.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
This is a very interesting. Do you get any errors when the excel starts up due to duplication of functions? If you are inserting a cell formula and select insert>function is the UND() function listed once or twice? Is the OVD() function listed?I am thinking about a work around by providing another function will behave as the UND function but call it UDI().
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I'll send a user group mailing in case anyone else had this problem. Thanks again for reporting it Mark.Post edited by: BoJosley, at: 2007/02/27 09:40
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Thanks for reporting this problem. It appears that the installation was not working on some machines. I believe that I have corrected the problem and uploaded an fresh installation file. Would you mind downloading it again and letting me know how you get on?
Boffin 13 years ago
Everything should install automatically. I just ran the installation program and started up Excel. The XLC toolbar was there and everything worked fine for me.
Boffin 13 years ago
Doh! I feel a bit silly for asking now. Thanks again.Post edited by: Boffin, at: 2007/02/16 14:19
Boffin 13 years ago
I think I will be ditching MathCAD and using this instead. Then I can send my calculations to anyone then, we all have Excel whereas only a few of us have MathCAD.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Mmmm I don't think so. What I tend to do is use the XLC template /component/option,com_remository/Itemid,36/func,fileinfo/id,20/ and arrange calculation cells in a vertical line. I show all equations on this page. Then I copy the equation line to the right of the page across a number of columns to make a table. Take a look at a beam bending calculations /component/option,com_remository/Itemid,36/func,fileinfo/id,17/Here I have calculated the deflection at one point and shown the calculations for this then I copy the vertical line of cell formulae to the right of the page to make a table of results for 10 points along the beam. The ten points are plotted to show the deflected shape at the end of the calculation.In this way I have managed to display the calculation method and generate a table from this. I hope this is helpful.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
When an equation is 'named' they are forced to end with the two character
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
XLC does not display an equation if the cell it is referencing is just a value (i.e. it has no formula). The program does this to so it is easy to differentiate between calculation inputs (usually just values) and calculation formulae. You can over-ride this behaviour by inserting an
Boffin 13 years ago
I understand for the program help that you can't display equations if a cell has a value, it has to be a formula. Is there any way I can display just a number as an equation? Thanks for the help.Post edited by: Boffin, at: 2007/02/16 14:19
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
The install program has been updated to automatically install XLC.xll so this should never be a problem again (hopefully).Post edited by: BoJosley, at: 2007/02/10 15:35
Boffin 13 years ago
Yes its easier than I thought it would be. Thanks for the speedy response!Post edited by: Boffin, at: 2007/02/16 14:17
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
The equation simply takes the font attributes of the cell containing the
Boffin 13 years ago
Is it possible to change the equation font? Really elegant software by the way. I think I will be ditching MathCAD and using this instead. I can send my calculations to anyone then, we all have Excel whereas only a few of us have MathCAD.Post edited by: Boffin, at: 2007/02/16 14:16Post edited by: Boffin, at: 2007/02/16 14:19
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Nick I have updated the install program again and testeded it on a fresh pc. Hopefully we'll never have these difficulties in the future.
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Mmm Looks like I am still having problems with the install program. If you can't seem the toolbar then I think XLC.dll has not been properly registered with windows.Follow these instructions to register maually:1) goto start button and select
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Sorry Nick I should have explained more clearly. I emailed the new installation file to you it's called
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
I have just posted a new installation file created with install software - Can you let me know if this works any better?
JohnDoyle[Admin] 13 years ago
Have you seen the installation tutorial? /content/view/35/91/