How to Install (or Uninstall) a VBA add-in (.xlam file) for Microsoft Excel

How to Install an Excel add-in

This tutorial will teach you how to install or uninstall a .xlam add-in for Excel.

  1. Make sure to save the add-in file
  2. Make sure the Developer Ribbon is visible: vba developer ribbon If it’s not visible, then follow these Add Developer Ribbon instructions.
  3.  Go to Developer > Excel Add-ins > Browse and select your filevba add in install vba developer ribbon
  4. Make sure the add-in has a check mark next to it and click OK.
  5. Your add-in is now installed!

Unloading an Add-in

To unload an add-in simply navigate to the Add-ins dialog box (see Step 3. above) and uncheck the add-in.