How to Add Developer Tab in Excel

How to Add Developer Tab in Excel

Today we’ll be talking about how to add the Developer tab in Excel, which is necessary if you want to create VBA applications, design forms, create macros, or import and export XML data.

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How to Add Developer Tab in Excel

To add the Developer tab, right-click on any tab name up here, then click on the option ‘Customize the Ribbon’ to see this pop-up window.

How to Add Developer Tab in Excel - right-click on any tab name
How to Add Developer Tab in Excel - click on the option ‘Customize the Ribbon

Look on the right-hand side where you can find a list of tab names and you’ll see all the tabs you can add.

How to Add Developer Tab in Excel - pop-up window with  list of tab name

We want to add the Developer tab, so we’ll select that one, click on OK and that’s it!

How to Add Developer Tab in Excel - Select Developer Tab Option
How to Add Developer Tab in Excel - click on OK

The tab’s there and we can start using everything it offers. To have a closer look at it, we’ll be discussing its contents in the upcoming tutorials.

How to Add Developer Tab in Excel - The tab is enable

If you use these steps to add the Developer tab, it’ll always be at your disposal even if you restart Excel application.

How to Remove the Developer Tab from the Ribbon

And before we wrap it up, we’ll have a look at how to remove the Developer tab from the Ribbon in case you don’t need to show it among the tabs anymore.

We basically do the same as before – right-click on a tab name, click on ‘Customize the Ribbon’, now unselect the Developer tab and click on OK.

How to Add Developer Tab in Excel - click on the Customize the Ribbon
How to Add Developer Tab in Excel - unselect the developer tab
How to Add Developer Tab in Excel - click on the OK button

Done! The tab’s been removed from the Ribbon.

How to Add Developer Tab in Excel - The tab’s been removed from the Ribbon

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