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Show the Developer tab or run in developer mode

You should display the Developer tab or run in developer mode when you want to write macros, run macros that you previously recorded, or create applications to use with Microsoft Office programs.

Do the following in these Microsoft Office programs:

Excel, PowerPoint, or Word

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

  2. Click Popular, and then select the Show Developer tab in the Ribbon check box.

    Note: The Ribbon is part of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface

Outlook

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. On the Other tab, click Advanced Options, and then select the Show Developer tab in the Ribbon check box.

Visio

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. On the Advanced tab, under Advanced Options, select the Run in developer mode check box.

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