How to Protect Your Excel Workbook with DoneEx XCell Compiler 1.8.1
If you have created an Excel workbook that contains valuable formulas and VBA code, you may want to protect it from being copied, modified, or reverse-engineered by others. One way to do that is to use DoneEx XCell Compiler 1.8.1, a software that can compile your workbook into an EXE file that can run on any computer with Excel installed.
DoneEx XCell Compiler 1.8.1 offers several features that make it a powerful and easy-to-use tool for Excel workbook protection. Some of these features are:
Formula protection: It converts your formulas into binary format and replaces Excel's original calculation engine with its own one. This way, your formulas are hidden and secure in the compiled EXE file[^5^].
VBA code protection: It blocks access to the VBA project and hides the VBA code in the compiled EXE file. It also offers options to obfuscate and remove literals from your VBA code, making it unreadable and unusable outside of the compiled application[^5^].
Customization: It allows you to add your own splash screen, icon, end user license agreement (EULA), and messages to the compiled workbook. You can also translate the messages to any language you want[^5^].
Registration key/license management: It enables you to create a registration key/license based application that can only work on the targeted computer. You can use the hardware locking mechanism or the hardware dongle (USB stick) to prevent your workbook from being illegally copied from one computer to another[^5^].
Time restriction: It lets you set a time period for the usage of your workbook. You can also add your own expiration message and warning message before expiration[^5^].
To use DoneEx XCell Compiler 1.8.1, you need to have Windows 7 or higher and Microsoft Office 2007 SP3 or higher with the latest service pack and updates installed on your computer[^6^]. You also need to enable "Trust access to the VBA project object model" option in Excel before compilation[^6^].
To compile your workbook into an EXE file, you need to follow these steps:
Copy your workbook into the "My Documents" folder or its sub-folder.
Open your workbook in Excel.
Select DoneEx >> XCell Compiler >> Compile from the Excel main menu bar.
Enter the application name, version number, copyright text, and target path for your compiled EXE file.
Click the compile button and wait for the compilation to finish.
Close Excel and browse "My Documents" to find your compiled EXE file.
You can now distribute your compiled EXE file to your customers or users with peace of mind. They will be able to run it on any computer with Excel installed, but they will not be able to view, edit, or copy your formulas or VBA code.
If you want to learn more about DoneEx XCell Compiler 1.8.1 or download a free trial version, please visit https://doneex.com/. 061ffe29dd