How can I manually load or unload an add-in program in Excel?

In Excel, you can manage the add-ins using Add-ins Available Box. To access the Add-in Box, do the following:

  • Excel 2000-2003: Use the tools menu, then Add-ins
  • Excel 2007:
    1. Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Excel Options
    2. On the left bar, click on Add-ins
    3. On the right pan, Find the Manage Box, Select Excel Add-ins
    4. Click GO
  • Excel 2010-13:
    1. Click the "File" Tab, and then click Excel Options
    2. On the left bar, click on Add-ins
    3. On the right pan, Find the Manage Box, Select Excel Add-ins
    4. Click GO

To Load an Add-in

  1. If the add-in you want to use is not listed in the Add-Ins available box, click Browse, then locate the add-in.
  2. In the Add-Ins available box, select the check box next to the add-in you want to load, then click OK.

 

To Unload an Add-in

  1. In the Add-Ins available box, clear the check box next to the add-in you want to unload, 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.

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