How to Install a COM Add-in in Microsoft Office Applications
So you got yourself a COM add-in, and don't know how to use it.
First, you need to set your application up to use them. Go to ToolsŕCustomize.
On the left, scroll down to Tools, on the right, choose COM Add-ins. Drag the
COM Add-ins button up onto one of your toolbars.
Once the COM Add-in button is on your toolbar, close the
Customize dialog, and click on the COM Add-in button.
Here, you can Add, Remove, check (to load at startup if you use it often) or
uncheck (so it doesn't load at startup because you only use it occasionally) the
If you choose to Add a COM Add-in, you'll be browsing for a DLL file when you
hit Add. One
resource defines a DLL file as follows:
Dynamic Link Library. A file that contains several small
programs or routines that are common to many programs such as opening a window
or saving a file. These library files have a .dll extension.
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