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Excel 2003 -- Add "Solver" to toolbar

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I use Excel 2003... I'd like to add the "Solver" add-in to my toolbar.

When clicking on "Tools | Customize | Commands (tab) | Tools", I don't see the Solver add-in as part of the options.    Just in case, I've also checked the other menus (e.g., Edit, Format, etc.).

For Excel 2003, how can I create a shortcut (macro if necessary) to have this tool only a mouse-click away?

Thanks,
EEH
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by:Rory Archibald
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You have to install the add-in first, which will add a menu item to the Tools menu. If you want to move that, you can do the usual View-Toolbars-Customize, then click the Tools menu and drag the 'Solver...' button wherever you want.
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Yes, the Solver add-in is already loaded/installed.    It currently is accessible only going through the "Tools | Solver" menu.

I've already gone to the Toolbars/Customize... it's not displayed there in order to drag it to the toolbar.

What's missing?

EEH
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"View-Toolbars-Customize, then click the Tools menu and drag the 'Solver...' button wherever you want. "

The Solver... button is not listed in the Commands list because it is not a built-in button.
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rorya:

Sorry, I misunderstood... thanks!   That worked like a charm!  ;)

Tom
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by:Rory Archibald
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No problem, Tom. :)

IIRC, you can also Ctrl+click and drag to create a copy of the button somewhere else and leave the original in place.
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by:ExpExchHelp
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Great idea... thanks, rorya!    I appreciate your assistance.

Tom
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by:Rory Archibald
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You're welcome.

It's just Rory, by the way. ;)
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Thanks, Rory... my apologies.   I copied/pasted your EE username.

Cheers,
EEH
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I know - most people do. I've become too lazy and don't bother signing my posts anymore (hint to EE: a signature facility would be nice).
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