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Solver Add-in for Excel for Mac 2011 SP1

Bowers, Jimmy
posted this on April 12, 2011, 5:17 PM

Excel for Mac 2011 now includes the Solver add-in built-in. You do not need to install and run the 3rd Party Solver add-in.

Before You Begin

Before you are able to install the Solver add-in for Excel for Mac 2011, you are required to install Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 1 (14.1.0). Open an Office for Mac 2011 application, go to Help --> Check for Updates and install the 14.1.0 update.

Install Solver Add-in for Excel for Mac 2011 

  1. Open Excel for Mac 2011

  2. Go to the Tools menu, select "Add-ins"

  3. Check "Solver.Xlam" then click OK




  4.  After restarting Excel for Mac 2011 (fully Quit Excel 2011), select the "Data" tab, then select "Solver"




  5. The Solver add-in window will open.