How to Create Add-in Application Name and Description

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In the versions of Microsoft Excel listed above, you can create an add-in application that contains any of the following elements: functions, custom dialog boxes, custom menus, toolbars, and procedures. To create a name and description for your add-in application, use the Title and Comments boxes. In Microsoft Excel version 5.0, these boxes are found in the Summary Info dialog box and in Microsoft Excel versions 7.0 and later, they are found on the Summary tab of the Properties dialog box.

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The name and description of an add-in application are displayed when you choose Add-ins from the Tools menu.

Microsoft Excel Version 5.0

To create a name and description for your add-in application, follow these steps:
  1. Open the workbook that you want to convert to an add-in application.
  2. On the File menu, click Summary Info.
  3. In the Title box, type the name for the add-in application. In the Comments box, type the description for the add-in application.
For more information about Creating an Add-in Application, see pages 276- 279 in the "Visual Basic User's Guide." >

Microsoft Excel Versions 7.0 and Later

To create a name and description for your add-in application, follow these steps:
  1. Open the workbook that you want to convert to an add-in application.
  2. On the File menu, click Properties, and then click the Summary tab.
  3. In the Title box, type the name for the add-in application. In the Comments box, type the description for the add-in application.
For information on how to create an add-in in Microsoft Excel Versions 5.0 and 7.0, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: 142120
TITLE : XL: How to Create an Add-in
For information on how to create an add-in in Microsoft Excel 97 for Windows, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: 156942
TITLE : XL97: How to Create an Add-in File in Microsoft Excel 97

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Article ID: 108425 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
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