The Solver add-in for Microsoft Excel is one of the most important, so we can understand the frustrations when users are unable to get it to work as they hope. In older versions of Excel, folks had the manually install Solver, but such is no longer the case with the newer version of the program.
Not too long ago we’ve seen users who have upgraded from older versions of Excel to Office 365, complaining that there is no way for them to install Solver. Worry not, because commencing the task of going to Insert > Add-ins > Get Add-ins and search for “Solver” is outdated.
With the new version of Microsoft Excel, Solver is included by default. You are only required to activate it. With that in mind, then, let’s talk about it some more.
Load Solver add-in in Excel
When it comes down to activating Solver, we believe this is a very easy task to accomplish. Keep reading to find out how.
1] How to activate Solver
Open your Excel sheet, then navigate to File, then Options. From there, you will need to move over to the Add-ins section and click the Manage box.
The next step, then, is to select Excel Add-ins. You will now be required to click Go to move on to the next section.
2] Select Solver Add-in
You should now see a box that says Add-ins Available. Just select the Solver Add-in the checkbox and click on OK to complete the task. Now, once Solver is loaded, you can find it in the Analysis group via the Data tab.
3] What if Solver is not located in the Add-ins Available box?
Should this be the case, simply select Browse to search for it on your computer. If you get prompted that the Solver Add-in is not currently installed on your computer, you will be prompted. Click Yes to install it.
Now read: How to use Data Visualizer Add-In for Excel.