[WORD] [EXCEL] Can I build a tiny desktop application that can be a friendly-UI "splash page" basically for my templates?

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  • simple-samples

    Minimal Electron applications with ideas for taking them further

    Electron gets a lot of hate for being somewhat slow but that's only (partially) true for large, complex apps. You can take a look at the samples here and see the kind of look-and-feel you can get with just a few lines of code (though the sky is the limit with HTML / CSS / JS). The code for the activity monitor sample is available here and you can see that you'd only need a handful of files... most of your time will be spent on setting up the development environment and learning to compile the app, which I'm telling you now will be a bit frustrating at first.

  • VBA-General

    A repository of various modules and classes for interacting with Excel and doing other... things.

    This would certainly be simplest with launching from a userform stored in Excel. You could make it more fancy and look like a standalone application with extra code libraries but they wouldn't be necessary.

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