PlaidXL Installation

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PlaidXL Installation

PlaidXL operates as an Excel add-in. The installation process follows a standard Excel add-in activation process. Open Excel and follow the steps below to complete the PlaidXL installation.

Step 1: Update Trust Settings #

  1. Click on File
  2. Select Options
  3. Click on “Trust Center”
  4. Click on “Trust Center Settings…”
  5. Click on “Macro Settings”
  6. Check the “Trust access to the VBA project object model” box
  7. Click on “Ok”

This completes the trust center configuration. Now Excel is able to run PlaidXL.

Step 2: Register the PlaidXL Add-in #

  1. Click on File
  2. Select Options
  3. Click on “Add-ins”
  4. Click the “Go…” button
  5. Make sure “Excel Add-ins” is selected in the “Manage” option
  6. Click on “Browse” button
  7. Select the “PlaidXL.xlam” file
  8. Click the “OK” button on the open window
  9. Click “OK” button on the excel window

Step 3: Confirmation #

The PlaidXL splash screen and the PlaidXL Ribbon should now appear in your installation of Excel. If both appear, then the installation has been completed successfully.

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