Can we work directly in the Excel template you delivered?

Yes. There are a couple of things to look out for, though, but it is really quite simple. When you work directly in the Excel template you received from us, you need to be aware of the following:

  • You can edit freely in the cells containing figures as long as the cell doesn’t have a background color. Cells which are highlighted in green or orange should never be edited, as the sum formulas within are used by our converter when creating the XBRL layer of your ESEF file.
  • The red lines of code, also known as Simplified Tags, should never be edited either unless you’ve been expressly told to do so by a ParsePort XBRL specialist.

You can find out more about how to update your Excel template in this guide.