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Excel-to-Word Document Automation Add-In

How to Get Started

  1. To get started, in both Excel and Word 2016, select the "Insert" tab on the ribbon.  In the "Add-ins" section, select "Store"


  2. In the search box, enter "Excel-to-Word Document Automation", then select "Add"


  3. The add-in icon should appear in the ribbon on the "Home" tab on the right side. Select it to activate it.


Get Started in 3 Steps

The add-in contains further instructions, including how to download/insert free sample documents that show you how to use the add-in to automate Word content updates (from Excel calculations, data, and charts).

Note that you cannot add new add-ins to protected Excel workbooks (in Windows). You must first add the add-in to a new or unprotected document (you only need to do this once). Then open your protected workbook, then you should be able to activate the add-in from the ribbon "Home" tab.

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Download Sample Documents

Use these document to get started and to see how it works.  The Word and PowerPoint documents are linked to the workbook.  You can modify inputs in the Excel workbook and see how content changes in the Word and/or PowerPoint documents.

Download Sample Excel Workbook

Download Sample Word Document

Download Sample PowerPoint


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