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What to do if ASAP Utilities is missing from your Excel menu

Introduction

The setup has an option to to have ASAP Utilities added to the Excel menu.
However, if you don't see ASAP Utilities (anymore) in your Excel menu, then this page will help you to easily solve it.

Solution 1 - add it to the Excel menu automatically

Choose in the Windows Start menu:
Start » All Programs » ASAP Utilities  » Add ASAP Utilities to the Excel menu
Have ASAP Utilities automatically added to the Excel menu
This will open Excel with a special workbook. If Excel asks, choose to "enable macros". You only have to click on the "Next" button and ASAP Utilities is automatically added to your Excel menu.
Note: this option is only available if you've chosen to create start menu shortcuts during the installation of ASAP Utilities. If you don't see this entry in the Windows Start menu, then please proceed with solution 2.

Solution 2 - add it manually to the Excel menu

You can let Excel know (again) that you want ASAP Utilities to be loaded every time you start Excel and have it available in the Excel menu.

The steps to take depend on your Excel version:
Excel 2003, 2002 and 2000
The menu of Excel 2003, Excel 2002 and Excel 2000
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Excel 2010 and 2007
The menu/ribbon of Excel 2010 and Excel 2007
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Excel 2003, Excel 2002 and Excel 2000

Step 1

Start Microsoft Excel and in the Tools menu, choose Add-Ins.

You will now see a list of all add-ins available, something similar like the following screenshot:

Step 2

Click on the browse-button in the Add-Ins dialog to locate the ASAP Utilities.xla file
(by default in the folder C:\Program Files\ASAP Utilities\)
If Excel asks you to copy the file to the library folder, always answer "no". (this is important)

Step 3

Check the "ASAP Utilities" check box and press the OK-button. When you do that ASAP Utilities will be started. The first time it will register the file ASAP_Utilities.dll.

Step 4

Next to "Help" in the menu, there is an option called "ASAP Utilities".
If you do not see ASAP Utilities in the menu you have to close and restart Excel.
the ASAP Utilities menu

Excel 2007 and Excel 2010

Step 1

Start Microsoft Excel and click on the upper-left icon.
Then click on the "Excel Options" button:

Step 2

Choose Add-Ins:
(You will see the ASAP Utilities library component already listed, but we need to activate the other part of ASAP Utilities too):
Excel 2007 Add-Ins windows
The following screenshot shows that both components should be active in the end. Please proceed to step 3.

Step 3

Press the "Go..." button to manage the Excel add-ins:

Step 4

Click on the browse-button in the Add-Ins dialog to locate the ASAP Utilities.xla file
(by default in the folder C:\Program Files\ASAP Utilities\)
If Excel asks you to copy the file to the library folder, always answer "no". (this is important)

Step 5

Check the "ASAP Utilities" check box and press the OK-button. When you do that ASAP Utilities will be started.

Step 6

In menu/ribbon you will now see a new tab: "ASAP Utilities".
Excel 2007 or 2010 with ASAP Utilities added to the Excel menu/ribbon
If you do not see ASAP Utilities in the menu you might have to close and restart Excel.

Solution 3

More information about what to do if ASAP Utilities is not visible in the menu:
http://www.asap-utilities.com/faq-questions-answers-detail.php?m=44

Installation documentation

More detailed information about the installation of ASAP Utilities is available in our User Guide. The User Guide also contains important information for network-installations.

Background information

  • Did you upgrade Excel?
    The setup automatically adds ASAP Utilities to the Excel menu. However, that only applies to existing Excel versions on your computer.
    If you install another Excel version after ASAP Utilities has already been installed, then you won't see it automatically in the menu of the new Excel version. But it is easy to add it to the menu.
  • Did it suddenly disappear from the menu?
    In the past, we've got reported a few times that sometimes after a Windows or Office update ASAP Utilities is no longer available in the Excel menu.
  • Did someone else install it for you?
    Usually running the setup should automatically add ASAP Utilities to your Excel menu. However, if someone else installed it for you, and he/shee choose to have it only added to the Excel menu for him/her, then other users on the same computer/server won't see it automatically in their Excel menu.
    That is an option at step 6 of the installation.

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