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  Asked By: Cameron    Date: Sep 30    Category: MS Office    Views: 1427

I am using a third-party tool to standardize my address field in the
Excel worksheet using reference.This tool is installed on my PC.

Now i want that whoever use my excel sheet can use that tool without
installing it on his/her PC.

Is that possible to this thing? If yes then how can I do that?

Please Reply if anyone know abt this...



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jamie Roberts     Answered On: Sep 30

I strongly doubt that you can do this.
Perhaps I should say that I doubt you SHOULD do this.

I guess first, it depends on the type of SLA (Software License Agreement).
Did you purchase this software? or is it public domain?
If it is purchased, look closely at the License Agreement.
Most likely you'll find that you purchase a single-user license.
In some cases, there's even some wording on the agreement that it cannot
be installed  on a network in such a way that it may be used by more than
one client.

This is my guess, since if you purchased a multi-user license, it would not
be installed on your PC, but on a network server.

If the above is the case, then we as a group, should not be assisting in
violating your License Agreement.. seeing as how some of us are software
developers that would be very unhappy to be part of a group that assists
individuals to "steal" our work!

Answer #2    Answered By: Flynn Jones     Answered On: Sep 30

Thanks for replying!

I understand what u want to explain me.I would suggest my customer to
purchase this tool.

Answer #3    Answered By: Kanchan Ap     Answered On: Sep 30

But, you can direct your clients to buy the same tool, I would
think. You said you didn't want to do that, but doesn't that defeat
the purpose of your own work? (i.e., if you're getting paid for
preparing something, you'd wouldn't want someone to just take your
work, either . . . ?)

Answer #4    Answered By: Haya Yoshida     Answered On: Sep 30

I think his problem is the same as one I had to deal with.
I wrote an application for use WITHIN MY COMPANY.
In my case, I wanted the users to be able to write out the final spreadsheet
in PDF format so that the report "image" was fixed and could not be modified
(ok... they still could find a way, but at least not as simply as changing the
Anyway, the recommendation I was given was using Acrobat distiller.
but, in order to do that, I would have to have it installed  in 140 PC's...
not gonna happen.
I had installed a third-party "shareware" package on my machine for testing
purposes, but again, not only would it have to be installed on each machine,
the network admins wouldn't ALLOW it to be installed on each machine.
(I got away with it because I'm "Special".. ok.. I'm on a "Development"
So, again.. I'm stuck with trying to do something with standard MicroSoft Office

I think he's in the same boat... he's not "selling" his work to the "users"
essentially, they're the ones that paid him to write it1....

so.. he's back to: how do I get it to work...

Answer #5    Answered By: Geneva Morris     Answered On: Sep 30

Well, that was my next thought . . . if the 3rd party tool  isn't
marketing something truly unique, like a trademark or copywrite
issue, couldn't code be written in VBA to 'standardize the address
field'? Takes some work, though.

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