Installation Help Page

There is no installation required for Excel Add-In (.xlam). However there are two issues to address before you can use the Add-In.

A. Enable the Excel Add-In

Microsoft released an Office Security Update in July 2016 to disable, by default, Excel Add-In files downloaded from the Internet and email. There is no security prompt on blocking when user attempt to execute the Excel Add-In. You need to unblock the downloaded Add-In file in order to use it.

Here are the simple 3 steps:
  1. Right click the Excel Add-In file and select Properties

  2. Right Click the Excel Add-In then Click Properties
    Right click the Excel Add-In then click the Properties

  3. Check the "Unblock" box of Security section at the bottom of the General tab

  4. General Tab Security Tick the Unblock Checkbox
    Check the "Unblock" checkbox.

  5. Press the OK button

Now you can double click the Excel Add-In file to add all its functions to your current Excel session. You may also add the Excel Add-In file to your Excel's Add-ins collection so that all its functions will be automatically available every time you start your Excel session.


B. Trust Publisher/ Enable Macros

All Excel Add-Ins from WORDz.co are digitally signed with digital certificate.

If your Macro Settings is set at "Disable all macros except digitally signed macros", you will be prompted with Microsoft Excel Security Notice to select "Trust all from publisher", "Enable Macros" or "Disable Macros".

Trust Publisher or Enable Marcos
To run the Add-In, select Trust all from publisher or Enable Macros

  1. Select "Trust all from publisher" to trust digital certificate from WORDz.co. You will not be prompted of the same security notice the next time you run Excel Add-In from WORDz.co.
  2. Select "Enable Macros" to allow the Add-In to run for current session. You will be prompted of the same security notice again the next time you run Excel Add-In from WORDz.co.
Once your select either one of the above, all functions in the Excel Add-In are available for use. Look for the menu tab "PPC".

If your Macro Settings is set at "Disable all macros without notification" or "Disable all macros with notification", you will not be able to use any function in Excel Add-In. You need to change your Macro Settings to "Disable all macros except digitally signed macros". Here is a guide on changing Macro Settings.

Other Methods

Depends on your preferences and level of understanding you may choose other methods to enable and to use Excel Add-In.

For instance, you may store the Excel Add-In in a Trusted Location or set the Excel Add-In file's folder as a Trusted Location. You may read the guide here on enabling Excel Macros. Here is another useful guide from Microsoft on Trusted Location.