Get Add-Ins for Office for Mac

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).

If you're looking for a built-in add-in such as Solver or Analysis ToolPak, select the Tools menu and then select Add-ins. 

Get an Office Store add-in for Word or Excel for Mac

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

    Shows the Insert > Add-Ins flow in Office 2016 for Mac.
  2. To get new add-ins, select Store. To use add-ins you already have, select My Add-ins. The add-ins you'll see will depend on the app you're using and the kind of Microsoft 365 subscription you have.

Get a VBA add-in for Word or Excel for Mac

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

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


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

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