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There are a lot of compilers out there if that is the way you want to go.
Here are some free ones:
You might just dust off the old program and jazz it up.  Consider Visual Basic, GW Basic, C++, etc.

I think that redoing it in Excel would be more work, but I do not know your programs. 
Harold Sprague

> Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 08:44:47 -0400
> From: ghodgson(--nospam--at)
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: A Programming Question
> List,
> Many years ago a wrote a rather clunky BASIC program to design open-web
> steel joists. After getting a few recent joist design jobs, I found an
> error in my code which, thankfully, erred on the safe side.
> Since I'll have to fix the error, I've started wondering if it's
> worthwhile updating the whole program (and possibly a few others). What
> would be the most efficient way for somebody with very limited
> programming skills to bring these old DOS programs into the 21st
> century? My first impulse is to just write some Excel spreadsheets but
> I wondered if there were some other, simpler options I'm overlooking.
> Thoughts?
> cheers,
> Gary

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