SpreadsheetDoc: An Excel Add-in for Documenting Spreadsheets

Jácome Cunha, Diogo Canteiro

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Documentation is an important artefact of any software product. This is also the case for spreadsheets were, even considering an industrial setting, only 30% have some kind of documentation. This makes their usage and maintenance very difficult.
In this paper we describe a tool, SpreadsheetDoc, that allows users to document spreadsheets in a structured way, allowing them to describe different parts of spreadsheets. For instance, for (future) spreadsheet
users, it is possible to describe input and output cells, and for (future) developers, it is possible to describe computation, that is, formulas: their
arguments, their internal computations, and their outputs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th National Symposium on Informatics (INForum 2015)
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Spreadsheet
  • Documentation
  • TOOL
  • Excel
  • Add-in


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