MS Office Interface for HTBasic: Specifications

Main Functions


Excel: Read/write/format cells. Functions (e.g. Sum, Date), create diagrams, run macros


Word: Write and format text, insert pictures (incl. screen DUMPs), create tables, header/footer lines...


Access: Read and write databse, complex SQL queries


All applications: Create/open/save/close files, run macros

High Speed and Usability


Write up to 120,000 Excel cells per second *1


Read up to 15,000 Excel cells per second *1


Remote control the Office applications (open/save/create/close files, printing etc.)


Easy integration into existing HTBasic applications

Function Library


Comprehensive function library with more than 50 functions


Including search options, document protection, web help


Help for Developers


Test mode (verbose mode)


Global error handling


Automatic detection of regional settings (e.g. decimal point)


Comprehensive online help, manual and many example programs




7 MS Office languages (German, Englisch, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese)



Operating systems: Windows 98/Me, Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 / 11


BASIC: HTBasic for Windows Release 8.0 or higher *2


MS Office versions: 97, 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, MS Office 2007 - 2019, Office 365


Corel WordPerfect Office versions: WordPerfect Office 7-12 and WordPerfect Office X3 / X4


*1  Depends on the processor speed and data format

*2  Older version of the MS Office Interface für HTBasic v1.30 which is compatible with older MS Office versions can be found on the installation CD.