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Microsoft Excel - Enable the Developer Tab

Guide for enabling the Developer Tab to show and be accessible within Microsoft Excel as it is not enabled by default.

Please note: The Excel Developer tab is not accessible in the online version of Excel that is found on

To enable and use the Developer tab, you will need to install and access the installed Office365 version of the application. Steps for installing the Office365 suite can be found here

1. Open Excel and create a new blank workbook.

2. Select File in the top left corner to open the side menu.


3. Select Options in the bottom left corner to open the Excel options window.


4. On the left hand side of the Excel options window, select Customize Ribbon.

5. Under the "Customize the Ribbon" section on the right hand side, scroll down, then check the Developer option to enable the Developer tab.

6. Select OK to save this change and apply it. The Developer tab should now appear in any workbook or file you open.


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OwnerGraham R.GroupParkland College
Created2022-12-01 10:05:39Updated2022-12-05 16:45:42
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