You can now get Office Add-ins from the Store or use add-ins you already have from right within recent versions of Word for Mac and Excel for Mac.

There are two kinds of add-ins: Office Add-ins from the Office Store (which use web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript) and add-ins made by using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).

Note: If your Office subscription is provided by your work or school, your organization may have limited the add-ins you can install.

Get an Office Store add-in

  1. On the Insert tab, look for the Add-ins group.

    The Add-ins group in Excel for Mac

  2. To get new add-ins, select Get Add-ins. To use add-ins you already have, select My Add-ins. The add-ins you'll see will depend on the kind of Microsoft 365 subscription you have.

Get a VBA add-in such as Solver or Analysis ToolPak

  1. On the Tools menu, select Excel Add-ins.

  2. In the Add-Ins available box, select the add-in you want, and then click OK.

Get an Office Store add-in

  1. On the Insert tab, select Add-ins.

    The Add-ins group in Word for Mac

  2. To get new add-ins, select Get Add-ins. To use add-ins you already have, select My Add-ins. The add-ins you'll see will depend on the kind of Microsoft 365 subscription you have.

Get a VBA add-in

  1. On the Tools menu, select Templates and Add-Ins.

  2. In the Add-Ins available box, select the add-in you want, and then click OK.

Requirements

Office Add-ins aren't available in Office for Mac 2011. They're only available in newer versions.

See also

Get add-ins for Outlook for Mac

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