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Install Aqilla MS Excel Add-in



Microsoft Windows Operating System

The Aqilla MS Excel Add-in is supported for use with the following versions of Microsoft Excel running on Microsoft Windows:

  • 2003
  • 2007
  • 2010
  • 2013
  • 2016

Apple OS X Operating System

Microsoft provides a version of Microsoft Excel (2011) for Apple OS X (Apple Mac). The Aqilla MS Excel Add-in is not supported for use with this version of Microsoft Excel. Microsoft does not provide support for web services in this version - without which it is not possible for Aqilla to enable the use of the Aqilla MS Excel Add-in. We do not expect later releases of Microsoft Excel for Apple OS X (2016) to ever support web services. Apple Mac users who wish to use the Aqilla MS Excel Add-in can do so by installing Microsoft Windows over OS X using one of a number of commercially available products such as Parallels. Aqilla supports the use of the Aqilla MS Excel Add-in in such circumstances but, we can't help you with any OS X / Microsoft Windows issues.

32 bit or 64 bit?

Microsoft released a native 64-bit version of Microsoft Excel (2010). If you are running Microsoft Excel 2010, 2013 or 2016 you could be using either a 32-bit version or a 64-bit version. You need to know which before you download the Aqilla MS Excel Add-in Installer because there is a 32-bit version of this and a 64-bit version.

Information It's the Microsoft Office version that matters not the Microsoft Windows version 
Information The easy way to find out is to ask your IT support people Is my Microsoft Office 32 bit or 64 bit?

You can also find out whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Microsoft Office installed on your device as described below:

Information The following screenshots are from MS Office 2016. Earlier MS Office versions may require different steps. Search using Google to find out how to identify if your pre-2016 MS Office version is 32bit or 64 bit.

Firstly open any Microsoft Office application (the following screenshots are Microsoft Excel but the same principle applies to other Microsoft Office applications). Click on File and then Account and then About Excel.

You will see information about your version of Office including whether it is 32-bit or 64-bit.

Downloading Aqilla MS Excel Add-in Installer

When you know whether you need a 32 bit or 64-bit version, just download it by clicking on one of the following links:

Depending on your Microsoft Windows version, you will get a message something like this:

Save the file somewhere on your device and then locate the file and double-click on it to launch the Setup Wizard.

Warning Please ensure MS Excel is closed before you start the installation.  

Accept the software licence agreement.

Select the folder into which you wish to install the Aqilla MS Excel Add-in.

Click Install to begin the installation.

Click Yes when asked Do you want to allow the following program to install software on this computer?

You will see the progress of the installation and finally see the following - obviously click Finish.

It is advisable to reboot after you have installed the MS Excel Add-in. If you have a problem during the Setup Wizard process please contact your IT support team in the first instance.


See Troubleshoot Add-in Issues.