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Colectica for Microsoft Excel is a free tool to document your spreadsheet data using the open standard for data documentation.

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Works with Microsoft Excel 2007Note, 2010, and 2013

Document Variables and Datasets

Colectica allows documenting of Variables, Code Lists, and Data Sets directly from within Microsoft Excel.

Metadata is Embedded

Colectica saves your standards-based metadata directly in the Microsoft Excel file. If you email or share your file, the metadata will still be attached.

Publish Documentation

Colectica for Excel can generate documentation for your Variables, Code Lists, and dataset in PDF, Word, HTML, and XSL-FO.

Import Stata to Excel

Colectica for Excel allows direct importing and documenting of Stata data files, with a file extension .dta. The variable names, labels and code lists in the Stata file will also be imported and added to the stored documentation automatically.

Import SPSS to Excel

Colectica for Excel allows direct importing and documenting of SPSS data files, with a file extension .sav. The variable names, labels and code lists in the SPSS file will also be imported and added to the stored documentation automatically.

Create DDI-Lifecycle Metadata

Export your data documentation to an XML file in the DDI metadata format, the standard for data documentation. Open and edit it from Colectica Designer, Colectica Express, or other DDI applications.