Zapier and Glue Combine to Make Excel Fly

Do you spend a lot of time working in Excel and want to enhance your workflow?
Could you save time by automating tasks and avoiding copy and paste between apps?

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What are the advantages of using Excel Desktop?

Unlike Excel Online working on your desktop you can exploit the full functionality of Excel, with the ability to:

  • Work with files on the go, utilizing offline access across multiple devices
  • Work with your sheets wherever they are stored and access protected files
  • Run macros
  • Add XML functions
  • Use digital signatures
  • Set up data validation
More differences between working in Excel Desktop and in workbooks online

How does it work?

Excel Desktop is Glue42’s connector on Zapier that allows you to build zaps to connect your applications to Excel.
In this example we use the connector to inject data from Google Forms into a row in an Excel workbook.

Step 1. Zapier

The user has set up a zap integrating Google Forms and Excel Desktop.

Step 2. Google Forms

The user enters their response in a form.

Step 3. Excel with GlueXL add-in installed

The data entered in the form is inserted into a row in Excel.

The user makes an entry into Google Forms and, when the zap runs, the data is seamlessly entered into Glue-enabled Excel, appearing as a new row in the application. You can also build zaps that move data from excel into your application.

Glue42 for Excel steps

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Use Glue for Excel Desktop on Zapier to make working with Excel easier and get more done. Install the Excel add-in and start making real-time zaps in Zapier between Excel Desktop and 650+ more applications available on the platform.
Check out the full list of Zapier Integrations for Excel Desktop at

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Zapier is a popular workflow automation tool that allows users to connect web applications and configure tasks that will take place in the background. Users of the platform can set up ‘zaps’ to send data between their apps.
The combined power of GLUE and Zapier means that zaps can now work between desktop and web apps, as well as enabling users to set up real-time integrations.