Excel Add-ins on CCSS-RS servers

Researchers can download and install Excel add-ins while connected to the servers.
Instructions Included with Example of downloading and installing Excel add-in “Open Solver”

    • Connect to CCSS-RS computing server.
      Login Instructions
    • Open web browser(Internet Explorer, Firefox or Microsoft Edge) and go to URL in which you can download Excel add-in
      Open Solver Link below.
      Open Solver Download Link
    • Download and save all the associated files on the U drive(Downloads, Documents, Desktop). More information about CCSS-RS server’s U drive found in the following link.
      CCSS Work Environment
    • If necessary unzip the files
    • You only need to perform previous steps once. Recall where you downloaded the files. Following steps may need to be performed every time you want to use Open Solver.
    • Open Excel
    • Open blank page
    • Select File -> Options -> Add-ins
    • At bottom in “manage” makes sure “Excel add-ins” is select then press Go

Excel Add-ins Menu

  • Click on Browse – search folders to where you downloaded and saved the Add-in files in the earlier steps
  • Select the .xlam file. For OpenSolver the file is named “OpenSolver.xlam”
  • Close out Add-in box
  • Open Solver add-in will be visible within the “Data” tab of excel.

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