While you can easily share an Excel workbook or spreadsheet, you might want to make it available to a larger audience. If you have a blog or website, you can embed the file by copying and pasting the embed code.
You can grab the code to embed the spreadsheet from either OneDrive or Excel on the web. Then, customize the appearance and ways your visitors can interact with the workbook or sheet.
If you’re using List or Compact List view, you can also click the three dots next to the file and select “Embed.”
A sidebar will open with a preview of the sheet and the embed code. You can copy the code as-is or make changes to it so that it fits your needs. Select the link at the bottom of the sidebar if you’d like to customize the code.
Visit Excel on the web and sign in. Locate the file you want to use and open it. Head to the File tab and select Share > Embed.
You can then make the adjustments described below to customize the code.
Regardless of which method you use above, you’ll see the same options for customizing the code. These options appear on the left side of the screen with a preview on the right so that you can see how your changes affect the sheet.
What to Show: You can choose the entire workbook, a specific range, a chart, table, or other option that you see.
Appearance: Check the boxes for hiding the grid lines or headers, and optionally to include a download link.
Interaction: Check the boxes to let others sort and filter or enter data in the cells. Note that if you allow the second option, changes they make are not saved. You can also enter a specific cell to start with or click a cell in the Preview to set the active cell.
Dimensions: If you want the spreadsheet to be a certain size, enter the width and height in pixels.
Preview: As mentioned, you’ll see any changes you apply on the left side to the preview on the right side. If you’re sharing the whole workbook, you can move through each sheet using the tabs.
If you adjusted the dimensions for the workbook, you can use the View Actual Size link to open the size that will display in a new browser tab.
You’ll also see a small toolbar across the bottom in both the Preview and View Actual Size. This contains buttons for opening Excel on the web, downloading the file if you marked that option, refreshing the connections, obtaining information about the workbook, and opening the file in full-size.
Place your cursor inside the box to select all of the code. Then either right-click and pick “Copy” or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C on Windows or Command+C on Mac.
You then have the code on your clipboard that you can paste into your blog or website where needed.
By sharing the Excel workbook, sheet, table, or chart on your site, your visitors can see a nice snapshot of the data you want to share.
For more, look at how to embed Google Calendar on your site too!
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