Load or unload add-in programs

There are different types of add-in programs for Microsoft Excel that provide optional commands and features:

You must load an Excel add-in before you can use it.

ShowLoad or unload an Excel add-in program

  1. On the Tools menu, click Add-Ins.
  2. Do one of the following:

ShowLoad an Excel add-in

  1. If the add-in you want to use is not listed in the Add-Ins available box, click Browse, and then locate the add-in.

 Note   Add-ins that not available on your computer can be downloaded from Downloads on Office Online.

  1. In the Add-Ins available box, select the check box next to the add-in you want to load, and then click OK.
  2. If the add-in is not currently installed on your computer, click Yes to install it.

If necessary, follow the instructions of the setup program.

ShowUnload an Excel add-in

  1. In the Add-Ins available box, clear the check box next to the add-in you want to unload, and then click OK.
  2. To remove the add-in from the menu, restart Excel.

 Note   Unloading or removing an add-in from the menu does not remove it from your computer. To remove the add-in from your computer, you must uninstall it.

ShowHow?

 Important   If you originally installed the Excel add-in from a network file server or from a shared folder, you must install or remove it from that location. If you installed the Excel add-in from a CD-ROM and you've mapped your CD-ROM drive to a new drive letter since installing it, you need to reinstall from the CD-ROM. If you're running any Excel add-ins from the CD-ROM, you must uninstall Excel and then reinstall it from the CD-ROM.

  1. Quit all programs.
  2. In the Windows Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. Do one of the following:

If you installed Excel as part of Microsoft Office, click Microsoft Office in the Currently installed programs box, and then click the Change button.

If you installed Excel individually, click the name of your program in the Currently installed programs box, and then click the Change button.

  1. Follow the instructions on the screen.

ShowLoad or unload a COM add-in program

 Important   If you are a developer, you can use this procedure to load or unload a COM add-in before you have designed installation and removal programs for your add-in. If you are not a developer, you should not need to use this procedure. Contact the administrator who provided the add-in if you want installation and removal instructions.

  • Do one of the following:

ShowLoad a COM add-in

  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize.
  2. Click the Commands tab.
  3. In the Categories box, click Tools.
  4. In the Commands box, select COM Add-Ins and drag it to a toolbar.
  5. On the toolbar, click COM Add-Ins to see a list of available add-ins.

ShowUnload a COM add-in

  1. On the toolbar, click Com Add-ins.
  2. To unload an add-in from memory but keep its name in the list, clear the check box next to its name in the COM Add-in dialog box.

 Note   Unloading a COM add-in from memory does not remove it from your computer. To remove a COM add-in from the list and from your computer, click its name in the Add-ins available list, and then click Remove.

ShowLoad or unload an automation add-in program

 Important   If you are a developer, you can use this procedure to load or unload an automation program before you have designed installation and removal programs for your add-in. If you are not a developer, you should not need to use this procedure. Contact the administrator who provided the add-in if you want installation and removal instructions.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Add-Ins.
  2. Do one of the following:

ShowLoad an automation add-in

  1. Click Automation on the Add-Ins dialog box.
  2. In the Automation servers available list, click the add-in you want.

If the add-in you want isn't in the list, click Browse, locate the add-in, and then click OK.

 Note   Not all automation servers in the list can be installed as automation add-ins.

ShowUnload an automation add-in

Automation add-ins must be removed from the registry. See your system administrator for details.

 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2003