Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 12: Linking, Automating, and Sharing Spreadsheets
about Excel’s features, look up words in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, and
even enter dates into your spreadsheet by selecting them on a calendar.
Many of the Apps for Office are available free of charge, whereas others are
offered for purchase from the Office Store for a small price. To use any of
these apps in Excel 2013, you first need to install them:
1. Click the Apps for Office button on the Insert tab of the Ribbon.
The Apps for Office drop-down menu appears with a Recently Used
Apps section at the top and a See All link at the bottom. The first time
you open this menu, the Recently Use Apps section will be blank.
2. Click the See All link on the Apps for Office drop-down menu.
Excel opens the Apps for Office dialog box containing My Apps and
Featured Apps links.
3. Click the Featured Apps link to display a list of all the Editor’s Picks
and Recently Added apps available for Excel 2013.
Excel displays a list of all the Editor’s Picks and Recently Added apps
ready to install and use in Excel 2013 as shown in Figure 12-1. Each app
in the list is identified by icon, name, its developer, its current user
rating, and its price.
4. To get more information about a particular app in the Editor’s Picks
or Recently Added list, click its name or icon in the Insert App dialog
box. Otherwise, click the More Apps link to go online and see a
complete list of apps.
If you click a particular app in the Editor’s Picks or Recently Added list,
your default web browser then opens a page on the Microsoft Office
Store’s website that gives you detailed information about the app you
selected. If you clicked the More Apps link, your browser opens a page
on the Office Store showing all the apps available for Excel 2013.
5. To install the app, click its Add button.
If you’re not signed into your Microsoft account when you click Add,
your browser takes you to a sign-in page where you enter your ID and
password. When you are already signed into your Microsoft account
and click Add to install a free app, your browser takes you directly to
a confirmation web page. After you click Continue, you are taken to a
page telling you how to insert the newly installed app into your Excel
worksheet. For apps you must purchase, your browser takes you to a
page where you provide your account information. After the purchase is
approved, your web browser then takes you to the web page explaining
how to insert your newly installed app into Excel.
6. Click the Close button on your web browser to close it and return to
Excel.
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