Load the Solver Add-in

In Excel 2010, many improvements have been made to the Solver add-in.
Read a blog post or try Office 365!

The Solver Add-in is a Microsoft Office Excel add-in program that is available when you install Microsoft Office or Excel.

To use the Solver Add-in, however, you first need to load it in Excel.

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office button image, and then click Excel Options.

  2. Click Add-Ins, and then in the Manage box, select Excel Add-ins.

  3. Click Go.

  4. In the Add-Ins available box, select the Solver Add-in check box, and then click OK.

    1. Tip    If Solver Add-in is not listed in the Add-Ins available box, click Browse to locate the add-in.

    2. If you get prompted that the Solver Add-in is not currently installed on your computer, click Yes to install it.

  5. After you load the Solver Add-in, the Solver command is available in the Analysis group on the Data tab.

Applies To: Excel 2007

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