Solved

Excel 2003 -- Add "Solver" to toolbar

Posted on 2013-12-11
10
553 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-11
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
0
Comment
Question by:ExpExchHelp
  • 5
  • 4
10 Comments
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Rgonzo1971
ID: 39711029
0
 
LVL 85

Expert Comment

by:Rory Archibald
ID: 39711031
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ExpExchHelp
ID: 39711046
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
0
 
LVL 85

Accepted Solution

by:
Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
ID: 39711098
Again:
"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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ExpExchHelp
ID: 39711111
rorya:

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

Tom
0
How to improve team productivity

Quip adds documents, spreadsheets, and tasklists to your Slack experience
- Elevate ideas to Quip docs
- Share Quip docs in Slack
- Get notified of changes to your docs
- Available on iOS/Android/Desktop/Web
- Online/Offline

 
LVL 85

Expert Comment

by:Rory Archibald
ID: 39711127
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ExpExchHelp
ID: 39711358
Great idea... thanks, rorya!    I appreciate your assistance.

Tom
0
 
LVL 85

Expert Comment

by:Rory Archibald
ID: 39711460
You're welcome.

It's just Rory, by the way. ;)
0
 

Author Comment

by:ExpExchHelp
ID: 39711465
Thanks, Rory... my apologies.   I copied/pasted your EE username.

Cheers,
EEH
0
 
LVL 85

Expert Comment

by:Rory Archibald
ID: 39711530
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).
0

Featured Post

Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

INDEX and MATCH can be used to great effect to replace HLOOKUP and VLOOKUP as it does not have the limitation of needing the data to be sorted so that the reference value is in the first column or row. It also has the ability to perform a bi-directi…
This tutorial explains how to create a series of drop-down lists that are dependent upon prior selections to guide (“force”) the user to make the correct selection and reduce data errors within Microsoft Excel. Excel 2010 was used for this tutorial;…
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to create pivot charts out of a data set. I also added a drop-down menu which allows to choose from different categories in the data set and the chart will automatically update.

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now