The Add-Ins Manager

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Disabling oak

Operis hopes that OAK will not interfere with any other Excel add in that you may have installed on your computer.  If it does, Operis would like to hear about it.  

If a conflict does arise, you may wish to disable OAK temporarily when you are using the conflicting add-in.

While the COM add-ins manager itself is very similar between Excel 2007 and Excel 2013-365, getting to it is different in each.

Go to Office Button | Excel Options | Add-Ins

Excel 2007

Excel 2010

Excel 2013-365

Go to Office Button | Excel Options

AddIn Manager 1

Go File | Options

AddIn Manager 2010 1

Go File | Options

AddIn Manager 2013 1a

AddIn Manager 2013 1b

For the purposes of accessing the add-ins manager, the user interface is much the same from there, from Excel 2007 to Excel 365. Just click the Add-Ins item on the left.

Note: the images below might not reflect the latest version number.

AddIn Manager 2

In order to enable or disable OAK, locate the drop-down list near the bottom of the Excel Options window, and select "COM Add-ins", then click the "Go" button.

AddIn Manager 3

This shows the COM Add-Ins dialog. Again, observe the Operis Analysis Kit 5 add-in.

AddIn Manager 4

OAK can be disabled using this dialog, and re-enabled again later when you have finished working with any conflicting product.

Enabling the DEVELOPER TAB in EXCEL 2010-365

If you are using Excel 2010-365, and you have a need to frequently disable and enable the various COM add-ins (or other add-ins) you use,you may find it helpful to enable the developer tab. This tab contains short cuts to both of Excel's add-in managers. To enable the developer tab, go to the Excel options screen as for the Add-ins manager, but instead of clicking Add-Ins, click Customize Ribbon. Locate "Developer" in the checklist box on the right and click it to enable the developer tab.

Enable Developer Tab

Click OK to return to the workspace.

Developer Tab

If you need to switch OAK, or any other COM add-in on or off, you can now do this by clicking the Developer tab, then the COM Add-Ins button, rather than the journey through the options.