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I just installed Excel2LaTeX in Excel 2010.

I do see it in add-ins. However, I cannot find a way to operate it. That is, there is no change in the ribbon area after the package was installed.

How does one use the package?

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Welcome to TeX.sx! You don't have to sign with your name since it automatically appears in the lower right corner of your post. –  Andrey Vihrov Aug 4 '11 at 15:35
    
This is really off-topic here, since your problem is with Excel and an add-in, and not with TeX itself. –  Alan Munn Aug 4 '11 at 15:36
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@Alan: Conversion tools are usually on-topic. –  Caramdir Aug 4 '11 at 16:06
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I second Caramdir: "If you have a question about [...] (La)TeX related software and tools like BibTeX, LyX, LaTeX editors, viewers, and converters ... then you're in the right place to ask your question!" (FAQ) –  doncherry Aug 4 '11 at 17:27
    
It does NOT work in Excel 2011 for Mac. For 2010 and 2007 I had to restart to see the ribbon. Microsoft is hopeless. –  Aram Kocharyan Oct 4 '11 at 2:11
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After an add-in has been installed, it is available to use, but it has to be activated first. For this, follow these instructions. An abbreviated list of steps are:

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button.
  2. Click Excel Options.
  3. Click Add-Ins.
  4. Note the Add-in Type in the list displayed.
  5. Select the Add-in Type in the manage box and click Go.
  6. Select [clear] the check box for the Add-in that you want enable [disable] and then click OK.

Specifically for the Excel2LaTeX add-in for Excel, after downloading it and reaching step 5 above, this is how I installed it on my computer:

  • Locating the Excel2LaTeX add-in by clicking on the Browse button:

Locating the Excel2LaTeX add-in

  • Activating the Excel2LaTeX add-in by selecting it from the add-in menu:

Activating the Excel2LaTeX add-in

  • New add-in menu showing the "Convert to LaTeX table" button in Excel:

New add-in menu showing the "Convert to LaTeX table" button in Excel

Note that any add-in is specific to the location that it is stored in, since the code/macros are stored in a file rather than being "installed" under your traditional "Program Files" folder. So, it would be preferable to put it in a recognizable folder that you can find and access later. That is, avoid putting it in something like C:\Temp\ where it may be easily erased.

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I did activate it. However, there is no new buttom that allows me to copy a table into LaTex. –  Slava Aug 4 '11 at 16:58
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@Slava: I've updated my answer to show what I did to get it installed on my computer. I did this in Excel 2007. However, the CTAN link I provided suggests v3.1 (as of May 19, 2011) of the Add-in works for Excel 2007+. Perhaps you have an older version that may not be compatible. –  Werner Aug 4 '11 at 18:19
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after restarting excel, the button should be there. Thankts for the instructions, for me it works! –  user8701 Oct 19 '11 at 12:38
    
Will the add-on also extract the graphs from the excel file or only data? –  gekkostate Mar 12 '13 at 0:33
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Use this online version instead! No installation necessary.

http://ericwood.org/excel2latex/

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