patent for excel spreadsheet?

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    Can I patent an excel spreadsheet?
     
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    Probably not, since excel's already patented. You might try contacting them (Microsoft?) and seeing if they're intersted in your product. DO NOT ACCEPT OR SIGN ANYTHING WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY'S ADVICE.
     
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    So if I have put together a excel workbook full of VBA's and formulas, I can't patent that? If I can how do I do it?
     
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    It is already copyrighted to you in creating it, but you can do it officially.

    Patent is another thing entirely.
     
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    What do you mean by that?
     
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    Copyright and patent are two different things. I suggest Googling both terms for a good definition.
     
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