Add the add-in to Excel manually

Follow these instructions to add the add-in manually to Excel, if all other installation methods fail. 

In some situations, SpreadsheetConverter cannot be installed automatically. One common reason is that you have installed Excel and the rest of Office from Microsoft Store.

The most obvious symptom is that the menu ribbon is not visible in Excel, and that the add-in is not on the COM Add-ins list.

Screenshot of the COM Add-ins list with SpreadsheetConverter not listed

Follow the simple instructions below to manually add the add-in to Excel.

Determine the Office version

There are 32- and 64-bit versions of Excel. You are probably using a 64-bit version of Windows, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you are using a 64-bit version of Office. For this operation, we absolutely need to know which version you have. Follow these steps to determine which version you are using:

Start Excel and open a new, blank workbook.

Click File > Account > About Excel.

Locate the version number and note if your Excel is 32- or 64-bit.

Screenshot of the About Excel box

Add the add-in to Excel

In Excel, go to File > Options.

Select the Add-ins tab.

Locate the Manage drop-down list at the bottom of the Excel Options window.

Select COM Add-ins.

Screenshot of the Manage section of the add-in options

Click Go.

Screenshot of the COM Add-ins list with SpreadsheetConverter not listed

If SpreadsheetConverter is not in the list of COM Add-ins, click Add.

Navigate the add-in’s installation folder. By default, this is Users > [Name] > AppData > Roaming > SpreadsheetConverter > version. You may have to check View > Show hidden files… in the Control panel’s Folder options to make the AppData folder visible.

  • If you are running 32-bit Excel, select the file adxloader.dll.
  • If you are running 64-bit Excel, select the file adxloader64.dll.

Screenshot of the adxloader files in the installation folder for SpreadsheetConverter

Click OK.

The add-in should now be installed in Excel and appear in the list of COM add-ins.

Scrrenshot of SpreadsheetConverter listed as an installed COM add-in in Excel

Ensure that the checkbox is ticked, press OK and restart Excel if necessary to make the SpreadsheetConverter ribbon menu appear in Excel.

Verify that the add-in is correctly installed

You should now see the SpreadsheetConverter add-in in the Excel menu.

Screenshot of the Excel menu with the SpreadsheetConverter choice

If you still have problems, don’t hesitate to contact our Help Desk.