Create Branded Custom Calculator from Existing Built-In Templates

Create a custom calculator using ActiveCalculator's built-in templates. This guide will walk you through the process of selecting a template, cloning it, and customizing it to suit your needs.

Abdul Samad

Written by Abdul Samad

Creating interactive calculators can be a breeze with ActiveCalculator's built-in templates. These templates provide a great starting point, allowing you to quickly set up functional calculators tailored to your needs. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of creating a custom calculator using these templates, ensuring you make the most out of this powerful feature.

Accessing the Calculator Creation Options

  1. Log into ActiveCalculator: Start by logging into your ActiveCalculator account.

  2. Navigate to Your Desired Folder: In the left sidebar, click on the folder where you want to create your new calculator. If you need help organizing folders, refer to our Create and Organize Folders article.

  3. Find the Create Calculator Button: Above your list of calculators, you'll see a "Create Calculator" button. Click on it.

Creating Calculator with in the selected folder
Creating Calculator with in the selected folder

Creating a Calculator Using Templates

Once you click on "Create Calculator," you will be presented with two options:

  • Create a Calculator: Choose or create from ready-made calculator forms.
  • Start From Scratch: Begin with a blank slate.

To use an existing template as your starting point, select Use Template.

Two options to create a calculator
Two options to create a calculator

Exploring Template Categories

After selecting "Use Template," you'll find various categories that include example calculators:

  • Lead Generation Calculators: Ideal for capturing leads with interactive forms.
  • E-commerce Calculators: Perfect for online stores needing price quotes or product comparisons.
  • Finance Calculators: Useful for financial planning and analysis.
  • Price Quote Calculators: Great for providing instant quotes based on user input.
  • Unit Conversion Calculators: Handy for converting measurements and units.
  • Generic Calculators: Versatile templates for various purposes.

Each category contains multiple templates that you can view and choose from.

Cloning a Template

For each template, you'll see two buttons:

  • View Details: Get more information about what the template includes.
  • Use Template: Clone this template into your selected folder.
View Details and Use Template buttons
View Details and Use Template buttons

To proceed with cloning, click on the "Use Template" button next to your chosen template.

Cloning a template
Cloning a template

Customizing Your Cloned Calculator

Customizing a cloned calculator
Customizing a cloned calculator

Once cloned, you can start customizing your calculator:

  1. Edit Titles and Descriptions: Tailor them to match your specific needs.
  2. Adjust Fields and Formulas: Modify existing fields or add new ones as required.
  3. Style Your Calculator: Use ActiveCalculator’s styling options to match your brand aesthetics.

For more detailed customization guidance, check out these helpful articles:

Using built-in templates in ActiveCalculator is an efficient way to create custom calculators quickly and easily. By following these steps, you can leverage pre-made templates and customize them to fit your unique requirements. Don’t hesitate to explore different templates and experiment with various customizations to make your calculators truly stand out.

If you need further assistance or prefer personalized help, remember that our Free Concierge Service is always available—just contact us!

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