EQUS FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for when it comes to using EQUS or deciding if this Excel add-in is right for your needs.

What does EQUS stand for?
EQUS stands for Enhancing the Quality and Usability of Spreadsheets

How does EQUS show the cells it is visualizing?
EQUS analysis the equation in a cell and works out each computation involved. This allows it to present the visualization and the intermediate computed values.

Can I print EQUS visualizations?
The best way of printing a visualization is to take a screen grab of it, paste it into a document, and print it.

Can I copy out EQUS visualizations?
The best way of copying a visualization is to take a screen grab of it.

How many worksheets can I have open?
EQUS places no limit on the number of worksheets.

How many workbooks can I have open with my EQUS licence?
EQUS places no limit on the number of workbooks open.

Does EQUS work with Office 365?
Yes- The EQUS plugin operates fully with Excel 2016 with an Office 365 installation.

 

More Capabilities – What EQUS Can Do for You

Is EQUS accessible?
Yes – EQUS setting for visualization can be configured to suit the specific needs of those with partial visual impairments. Since EQUS operates with Excel the accessibility features supported by Excel are also available. See our configuration instructions.

Can I re-size the EQUS viewing pane?
Yes – the pane can moved and resized as you wish.

Visualizing long formulae in Excel

Can I edit Excel equations while EQUS is visualizing?
Yes – Excel operates as normal so you can edit an equation, select its cell and see it visualized.

Can I use EQUS offline?
Yes – However, note that EQUS will occasionally check for updates when connected to the internet.

Will EQUS handle the functions of trigonometry?
Yes

Will EQUS handle exponentials and natural logarithm?
Yes

How does EQUS present “pi”?
As with Excel, EQUS shows “pi” as a function that generates a truncated version of the value pi.

Will EQUS work with Visual Basic in Excel?
Yes

 

Limitations – Some things EQUS does not do

Can I edit Excel equations using EQUS?
No – you must still edit equations in Excel and visualize them in EQUS. EQUS is designed to visualize and therefore support understanding equations while using Excel.

Will EQUS work between different Excel workbooks?
No – this version of EQUS limits its operations to within a workbook. EQUS Pro is in development and will support between workbook references.

Will EQUS work with array formulas?
No – however, Excel will operate as normal. A design decision to keep the visualization clear and simple meant that array based formulae are not visualized.

Will EQUS work with Vlookup?
No – but Excel will operate as normal. However, a design decision to keep the visualization clear and simple meant that Vlookup is not visualized.

Will EQUS work with Hlookup?
No – but Excel will operate as normal. However, a design decision to keep the visualization clear and simple meant that HLookup is not visualized.

 

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