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Microsoft Office 2007

Working with Add-Ins

Add-Ins are additions that make your Office 2007 workspace more customized and functional. They offer unique elements that provide more options than your original workspace. Examples are: Application Add-Ins, COM Add-Ins, and Automation Add-Ins.

NOTE: When you install your Office 2007 package, some add-ins are already included with it. Other add-ins may come with other software packages. For information on how to install these add-ins, refer to the installation guide that comes with your software.

return to topEnabling Add-Ins

  1. Click the OFFICE BUTTON Office button» select Options
    NOTE: Depending on which program you are working in, the Options button will appear as PowerPoint Options, Excel Options, or Word Options.
    EXAMPLE: In Excel, click EXCEL OPTIONS Excel Options button
    The Excel Options dialog box appears.
    Excel Options dialog box

  2. From the Categories pane, select Add-Ins
    The View and manage Microsoft Office add-ins pane appears.

  3. From the Inactive Application Add-ins section, select the desired add-in
    EXAMPLE: Select Analysis ToolPak

  4. Click GO...Go button
    The Add-Ins dialog box appears.
    NOTES:
    Depending on which add-in you selected, the Add-Ins dialog box will appear as COM Add-Ins, Smart Tags, Word Add-Ins, etc...
    Each dialog box has varied options.
    Excel Add-Ins dialog box

  5. From the Add-Ins available scroll box, select the desired add-ins
    NOTE: A checkmark appears when the add-in is selected.

  6. Click OK
    Access to the add-in is now available from a tab in the ribbon. Which tab depends on the add-in and the office program.

return to topDisabling Add-Ins

  1. Click the OFFICE BUTTONOffice Button» select Options
    NOTE: Depending on which program you are working in, the Options button will appear as PowerPoint Options, Excel Options, or Word Options.

  2. From the Categories pane, select Add-Ins
    The View and manage Microsoft Office add-ins pane appears.

  3. From the Active Applications Add-ins section, select the add-in you wish to disable

  4. Click GO...Go button
    The Add-Ins dialog box appears.

  5. From the Add-Ins available scroll box, deselect add-in you wish to disable
    NOTE: The add-in is deselected when the checkmark no longer appears.

  6. Click OK

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