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Inserting Apps for Office Programs

With Office.com (New!), you can add functionality with a third-party app to an Office program, and then use the app to extend features in a document. For example, you can add an app called Radial Bar Chart to provide other options for charting in Excel. You can also add an app called Dictionary - Merriam to use an enhanced dictionary. To use Office.com, you need to have a Microsoft account, and be signed in with your Office program. You can insert an app by using the Apps for Office button (New!) on the Insert tab. The apps you add to your Office programs are inserted and managed online using your web browser. Apps are designed for specific Office programs and only appear for them.

Insert an App for an Office Program

  • yellow-circle-01.jpg Click the Insert tab.
  • yellow-circle-02.jpg Click the Apps for Office button (New!), and then click See All.

    A list of installed apps appears under MY APPS.

  • yellow-circle-03.jpg To insert an app object, click MY APPS, click an app tile, and then click Insert.
    • To quickly insert an app object, click the Apps for Office button, and then click an app.

    The app inserts an object with the specified functionality. Follow the on-screen instructions for the app object to use the app.

  • yellow-circle-04.jpg To add an app, click FEATURED APPS, click an app tile, wait for your browser to open, click the Add button, click the Continue button, and then click the Close button to exit.
  • yellow-circle-05.jpg To manage your apps, click Manage My Apps, and then wait for your browser to open. Use the options, and then click the Close button to exit.

    • To hide an app, click the Hide link.
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