Thursday, 22 August 2013

Turn on the Developer tab in MS Office applications

Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc, have some additional features available on the Developer tab (ribbon bar). This tab is not turned on by default. Follow these steps to turn it on:

Click File | Options 
Click Customize Ribbon

Word 2010 Developer tab

On the right look through the list of Main Tabs and click to enable Developer (as shown above).
Click OK

If you are using Word you'll see the following:

It's similar for Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and other MS Office applications.

NOTE: This applies to MS Office 2010 and 2013.

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