Esri Maps for Office tab is missing in Microsoft Excel

Last Published: April 25, 2020


If Esri Maps for Office is installed on the operating system but the Esri Maps tab does not display in Microsoft Excel, the add-in may be disabled.


When Microsoft Excel crashes, or changes are made to the operating system, the Esri Maps for Office Component Object Model add-in (COM Add-in) may be disabled or turned off in the process.

Solution or Workaround

Check that the 'COM Add-Ins' list has the Esri Maps for Office add-in turned on in Microsoft Excel.

  1. Open Microsoft Excel and navigate to File > Options.
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  2. Navigate to the Add-Ins option button. In the Manage drop-down menu at the bottom of the window, select 'COM Add-Ins', and click Go.
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  3. If the Esri Maps for Office check box is unchecked, check Esri Maps for Office. Click OK, and restart Microsoft Excel.
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    If Esri Maps for Office is already checked, or it is not in the 'COM Add-Ins' menu, it may have been disabled. Use the Manage drop-down menu and select 'Disabled Items'. Select 'Esri Maps for Office', click Enable, and restart Microsoft Excel.

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