I'm fairly computer literate.....but tying in Excel via IB's API is beyond me, I guess. I need a simple automated spreadsheet for IB's excel API/dde interface. I need it to be able to do everything that the stand alone TWS download can do in terms of functionality. Then I need my open orders to be tied to a separate cell in excel ---my "black box" cell....for which I've already created an excel spreadsheet. From this one cell I need orders to be adjusted at a 5min. refresh rate off of my "black box fair value" ie:, if black box formula says the stock dropped .25 in fair value, the API will cancel/replace my existing order .25 lower. Any guidance on obtaining/creating this kind of interface would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all you IB automated trading brainiacs!