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Activate Solver Add-in Within Microsoft Excel on Lab Computers
Posted by - NA - on 19 November 2009 05:18 PM

This is a tutorial on how to activate the Solver add-in within Microsoft Excel. The add-in is installed on all lab PC computers (Christensen, Urness, Lindell Library, and Foss 22A).


  1. Open Microsoft Excel and click on the "Office" button in the upper left corner. Then choose "Excel Options" in the lower left of the pop-up.

    2. In the left column, about halfway down, locate "Add-in" and click it. On the bottom fourth of the pop-up click on "Go..." of the Manage: box.

    3. Within the pop-up check "Solver Add-in" and click "OK"

    4. The add-in will install within 30 seconds. After "Solver" installs click on the "Data" tab and the ribbon will populate. "Solver" will display under "Analysis" on the right of the ribbon. Click it.

    5. Solver will run.

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