Show the Developer tab

The Developer tab is not displayed by default, but you can add it to the ribbon when you want to do or use the following:

  • Write macros.
  • Run macros that you previously recorded.
  • Use XML commands.
  • Use ActiveX controls.
  • Create applications to use with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Use form controls in Microsoft Excel.
  • Work with the ShapeSheet in Microsoft Visio.
  • Create new shapes and stencils in Microsoft Visio.

After you show the tab, it stays visible, unless you clear the check box or have to reinstall a Microsoft Office program.

Show the Developer tab

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click Customize Ribbon.
  4. Under Customize the Ribbon and under Main Tabs, select the Developer check box.

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Applies to:
Excel 2013, Outlook 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Visio 2013, Visio Professional 2013, Word 2013, Excel 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Visio 2010, Word 2010