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How to add the Developer Tab to Microsoft Excel

How to add the Developer Tab to Microsoft Excel
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Anyone who calls themselves an Excel expert should consider adding the Developer Tab to their arsenal of tools. This tab provides an array of programmable and mathematical operations. In addition, it lets users process data more efficiently than standard Excel functions. In this article, you will learn all about this tab and how to equip it.

Excel is arguably one of the most powerful spreadsheet software programs across the globe. A significant portion of businesses are dependent on its hundreds of functions and features. One reason for the program’s widespread reliability is its Developer Tab and the tools it provides.

One perk of the Developer Tab is that it allows users to create and run Macros, which repeat and automate lengthy actions. In addition, users can create form controls with the Developer Tab. While form controls are helpful, an even more convenient tool is ActiveX control; this control provides more flexibility than typical form controls. Now that you are familiar with some of the uses for Developer Tab tools, read below to discover where to locate them.

How to Add the Developer Tab in Microsoft Excel

1. First, right-click on your Microsoft Excel Ribbon. The Ribbon is where all your tabs and tools are located. Next, a dropdown menu should appear. 

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2. Select Customize the Ribbon from the choices available. This action will open the Excel Options window.

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3. Under the Customize the Ribbon dropdown, select Main Tabs.

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4. Look for Developer under the Customize the Ribbon dropdown. Tick the checkbox beside Developer. 

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5. Click the OK button at the bottom of the window. The Developer tab should now appear on your Microsoft Excel Ribbon.

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