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These files should all work in all recent versions of Excel, unless stated otherwise.

Blocked files problem

If you open an add-in file but none of the buttons work, perhaps you are experiencing this issue: Excel: Add-ins do not load

Excel add-ins and workbooks


RefTreeAnalyser add-in for Excel

Better formula precedents and dependents finding. Ever had to work out the logic of other people's Excel files? Ever had to untie the spaghetti-knots of a large Excel workbook's formulas? Then you know what a nightmare this can be!

Now there is RefTreeAnalyser!

Name Manager

Name Manager add-in for Excel

The Name Manager An excellent utility to manage defined names in your workbooks.


Flexfind add-in for Excel

Flexfind eases searching and replacing throughout an entire workbook. Also enables you to search and replace strings in objects such as headers and footers, chart titles, buttons and many, many more.


Autosafe add-in for Excel

Autosafe.zip (Build 148, 22 March 2021, downloaded: 57.076 times)

New in Autosafe: bugfix for 64 bit Office.

Autosafe tries to overcome some limitations of the built-in Autorecover feature. This utility creates copies of open workbooks at regular intervals in a separate (user-selectable) directory. It does not overwrite the master file(s), that is up to the user to do, using normal methods. As soon as a workbook is closed, the backup copy is deleted from the backup directory. If an abnormal termination of Excel occurs, the backup copies remain on disk, and Autosafe finds them the next time Excel is started and presents recovery options to the user.
Autosafe comes with an autoupdate function which checks for updates every week.
Includes the following languages: English, Dansk, Deutsch, Español, Français, Indonesia, Italiano, Nederlands, Norsk, Hrvatski, Slovenščina, Korean, Русский (Russian), Lithuanian and Hungarian.

Autosafe does not work on a Mac.


GoBack add-in for Excel

GoBack.zip (8 Feb 2021, downloaded: 15.563 times) Version 1.0 build 012.

Sometimes one has to edit a large workbook, with many worksheets. This tiny utility keeps a record of the ranges you have visited and gives you the opportunity to return to previous selections using two hot keys: control-alt-p to go to a previous selection and control-alt-n to go to the next. It also creates a toolbar with a dropdown to select a previous selection and to disable/enable the utility.

Now updated with ribbon user interface.

Find My Cursor

Find out where the active cell is

FindMyCursor.zip (6 Jan 2022, downloaded: 54 times) build 001.This tool is similar to the one below, except that it does not make any changes to your files, it simply helps you to find where the active cell is. Simply install the tool and press control+shift+H to get an animation which draws your attention to the right area 

Follow Cell Pointer

FollowCellPointer add-in for Excel

FollowCellPointer.zip (7 Dec 2016, downloaded: 30.736 times) Version 1.0 build 011.

A small tool which follows your cell pointer by placing two arrows on top of your sheet pointing to the active cell. Does not change your formatting and has an option to preserve the undo stack.

Sheet Tools

SheetTools add-in for Excel

SheetTools.zip (04 May 2015, downloaded: 8.013 times) Version 1.0 build 001.

This is the file that accompanies my article on how to build an Excel add-in

Table Tools

TableTools add-in for Excel

TableTools.zip (26 Aug 2021, downloaded: 6.126 times) Version 1.0 build 010.

This is a small utility to make your life with tables a little easier. See this article


Slicers.zip (29 Aug 2019, downloaded: 2.372 times).

This download contains files accompanying this article: Synchronising Slicers

Compare Two Tables

Compare2Tables add-in for Excel

Compare2Tables.zip (Nov 15, 2021, downloaded: 2.622 times) Version 1.0 build 014.

A tool which compares two tables. The tool produces three new tables. Two tables containing the records which are in table 1 and not in table 2 and vice versa and one which lists all records which have been modified. Adds a button to the Data tab of the Excel ribbon.

Spreadsheet Model Template

Euda template for Excel

EUDA-template-EN.xlsm (8 Feb 2021, downloaded: 2.880 times)

EUDA-template-NL.xlsm (8 Feb 2021, downloaded: 1.725 times)

This template makes starting a new spreadsheet model easier as it already contains some functionality I think every model should have.

As discussed in this article

Validation dependent lists

DependentValidationUsingDA.xlsm (22 June 2020, downloaded: 1.512 times)

This demonstrates how to create dependent validation lists using dymanic array functions in Excel.

Close All Workbooks And Quit

CloseAllWorkbooksAndQuitExcel.zip (01 Oct 2015, downloaded: 4.718 times) Version 1.0 build 001.

With the new MDI interface introduced with Excel 2013, closing all workbooks has become unnecessary difficult. This little addin adds a 'Quit Excel' button to your File menu that will close all open workbooks and quit Excel. It also features a Short-cut key: control+q

Fix Excel control Tab order

FixExcelControlTabOrder.zip (23 Nov 2021, downloaded: 102 times) Version 1.0 build 001.

When you have two Excel windows open you can switch between them using control+Tab. But what often happens is that windows of other apps cover the non-active Excel window(s). This little add-in fixes that issue.

Header Footer

HeaderFooter.zip (24 August 2018, downloaded: 16.400 times) Version 1.0 build 007.

Managing headers and footers in Excel can be a drag. This little tool helps you to change headers and footers in your files easily by means of a toolbar that shows dropdown/edit boxes in which you can type the header/footer codes directly or select them from the list of currently present header/footer codes in your file.

Setup Utility

SetupUtility.zip (Updated May 5, 2008, downloaded: 18.518 times)

If you have created a nice add-in (see this article how to do that), a setup utility is an easy way for your users to install your addin. This free utility just needs you to change 4 cells to roll your own setup file.

Update: Now automatically removes invalid addins from addin list.

An Excel Add-in that installs itself

selfinstallingaddin.zip (Updated July 12, 2021, downloaded: 428 times)

Many users struggle with getting add-ins installed. In this article I show some VBA code that will ease that process: As soon as the user opens the add-in and enables macros, the add-in offers to install itself. This article contains an explanation.

Update An Addin

UpdateAnAddin.xls (Updated February 19, 2007, downloaded: 38.600 times)

If you have created a nice add-in (see this article how to do that), an updating mechanism is an easy way to ensure your users get any bugfixes you did automatically . This download demonstrates how you can implement this functionality in your addin.

Show Table On Userform

ShowTableOnUserform.zip (14 May 2008, downloaded: 15.443 times)

For a project I needed a quick way to display the content of an array to the user. I didn't want to use a worksheet, but opted for a userform. The data I wanted to show was contained in an array. So I figured I'd put a listbox on a userform and make sure the column widths of the listbox resize with the data I want shown. That proved far from easy... See this article on how it works.

Userform zoom demo

Userforms have a zoom property which allows you to make a form larger (or smaller) with very little code:

UserformZoomDemo.zip (Dec 23, 2021, downloaded: 62 times)

Two Listbox Drag Drop

TwoListboxDragDrop.zip (June 10, 2020, downloaded: 1.520 times)

Demonstrates how to activate drag and drop between two listboxes on a Userform. See this article.

Fix Links to UDF

FixLinks2UDF.zip (02 June 2008, downloaded: 9.631 times)

A demo file that handles #Name! errors for workbooks that use UDFs that reside in an add-in. See this article on how that works.


QuadraticEquation.xlsx (02 June 2021, downloaded: 497 times)

A demo file showing how to use the LAMBDA function to create your own Quadratic Equation function in Excel. See this article on how that works.

Switching Office Channel

SwitchingOfficeChannel.zip (04 May 2020, downloaded: 746 times)

A set of four BAT files to aid in switching your Office 365 to a different Channel.

Office Script examples

officeScriptExamples.zip (23 Aug 2021, downloaded: 360 times)

An Office script that adds a Table of Contents to your Excel on-line file. See this article.

Query Manager

QueryManager.zip (Build 017, 23 September 2010, downloaded: 20.225 times)

This utility has been developed together with Dick Kusleika . It eases the editing of queries and Pivottable connections. One can:

1. Edit the SQL string and the connect string of queries and PivotCaches

2. Add parameters

3. Change the path to the data source

All in a single dialog.

Autosafe VBE

AutosafeVBE.zip (build 026, 6 Aug 2007, downloaded: 25.655 times)

This utility makes backup copies of VBA components to a user-defined directory. It keeps a user selectable number of copies of each component. It thus keeps a number of generations of your code as your work progresses, enabling you to return to a previous copy when things go wrong. Because it just exports the VBA components, it is unobtrusive because this process is relatively fast compared to saving your workbook or document. Excel and Word version included!!

Non linear Least Squares

nonlinearls.zip (12 Apr 2012, downloaded: 24.548 times) Fit complex functions like y=exp(a.x).sin(x) + b to data using Least squares

Excel VBE Multiline Search

ExcelVBEMultilineSR.zip (Version 1.0, Build 004, 27 Nov 2008, downloaded: 11.557 times)

This utility enables you to do Search and Replace operations in the Visual Basic Editor of Excel. What is special about this tool is that you can search for multiple lines of code and replace with multiple lines of code.

Copy VBA Project

CopyVBAProject.zip (Version 1.0, Build 011, 22 Jun 2016, downloaded: 13.711 times)

This utility enables you to copy the components from the VBAProject of workbook A to Workbook B


Export VBA Project

ExportVBAProject.zip (Version 1.0, Build 007, 28 Oct 2021, downloaded: 9.030 times)

This utility enables you to copy the components from a VBAProject to a single text file. If you like, the tool also adds the properties of all userforms and their controls to the textfile (one comma-separated row per control).  Very useful if you need to compare the VBA code of two Excel files. Use this handy tool to compare differences in the exported files: ExamDiff.

Github VBA Exporter

Github VBA Exporter add-in for Excel

GithubVBAExporter.zip (Version 1.0, Build 010, Apr 28, 2021, downloaded: 679 times)

This utility enables you to export all components from a VBAProject to a user-selectable set of folders. Very useful if you need to upload the contents of a VBA project into Github. The tool generates a textfile which contains all properties of all userforms and their controls, and the ribbonX is exported too, which enables you to do diff's on your user interface.

Performance Class

PerformanceClass.zip (Version 1.0, Build 001, 20 Aug 2014, downloaded: 6.435 times)

This example file demonstrates the use of a class module to measure performance of your VBA code. See A VBA performance class for an explanation.

Trusted Document Manager

TrustedDocumentManager.zip (Version 1.0, Build 005, 30 dec 2021, downloaded: 6.341 times)

This little tool enables you to manage your list of trusted documents. Currently, Excel only allows you to either leave the list intact, or delete the entire list. This means all of your currently trusted documents become untrusted again so you have to enable macro's on all of them once again. The tool allows you to remove just one file, remove an entire folder or even an entire drive. Also it offers the possibility to remove files which no longer exist from the list.

Only available for Excel 2010 and up!

Object Lister

Objectlister.zip (Version 1.0, Build 003, 1 October 2008, downloaded: 17.540 times) Lists objects, properties and methods of the selected object and enables you to quickly build code that uses many properties of an object. See the ObjectLister page for more information.

Tree View

An All-VBA (MSforms) treeview control that makes the common controls treeview obsolete. Works in all Office versions as of Office 2000, including 64 bits and MAC office.

The Excel download contains most of the documentation (on the tabs of the workbook), so I recommend you to at least download the Excel version.

Download the treeview sample workbook (build 024, 20 May 2013, downloaded 43.396 times)

Download the treeview sample Word document (build 024, 20 May 2013, downloaded 13.937 times)

Download the treeview sample Access database (build 024, 20 May 2013, downloaded 35.218 times)

See the accompanying article: An MSForms (all VBA) treeview

Wheel of Fortune

A wheel of fortune, built entirely in Excel!

Excel wheel of fortune (29 September 2016, downloaded 8.826 times)

See the accompanying article: Creating a Wheel Of Fortune with Excel

Bingo (Lotto)

An Excel file to play Bingo 20 Oct 2021, downloaded 201 times 


An Excel file to draw names (tombola) 29 Oct 2021, downloaded 136 times 

VBA driven circular references

VBADrivenCircularReferences.zip (11 February 2015, downloaded 4.506 times)

This file demonstrates the use of VBA to control circular reference calculations. See: Working with Circular references in Excel, Properly setting up circular references


AutoChrt.zip (2 March 2015, downloaded: 25.219 times)

Automates the process of creating graphs from database-like datasets, where you need to chart various columns against each other in x-y scatter charts to determine relationships between them. It consists of a sheet where to copy the data into and a sheet that holds the chart and some spinner-buttons to control which data are charted.

Simple Inventory System

SimpleInventorySystem.zip (11 Oct 2016, downloaded: 12.733 times)

A simple inventory system built in Excel using simple formulas.

Moving Checkbox

MovingCheckbox.xlsm (29 Feb 2016, downloaded: 12.370 times)

A small demo file which contains a column in which a checkbox is automatically displayed tied to the underlying cell.

Chart An Equation

ChartAnEquation.zip (May 1, 2005, downloaded: 16.013 times)

Demonstrates a method to chart a mathematical equation using just defined names.
See this article for an explanation.

Control Handler

ControlHandler.zip (17 June 2005, downloaded: 13.186 times)

Demonstrates a method to handle the events for multiple controls on a worksheet using a single class module. See this article for an explanation.

Control Lister

ControlLister.zip (10-7-2014, downloaded: 8.580 times)

Tool that lists all controls on your userforms on a worksheet. Includes code to rebuild the userforms from the table. Note: does not handle userforms with multipage controls very well!

Catch Paste Demo

CatchPasteDemo.zip (17 Dec 2007, downloaded: 13.121 times)

Demonstrates how to intercept paste operations in a workbook to prevent users from wrecking your validation. The download contains two workbooks; one for Excel 2003 and earlier, the other for newer versions of Excel. See this article for an explanation.

Undo Handler

UndoHandler.zip (8 March 2006, downloaded: 16.882 times)

Demonstrates a method to enable the user to undo changes made by your VBA code. See this article for an explanation.

Watch Other Cell

WatchOtherCell.zip (18 September 2012, downloaded: 13.666 times)

This workbook simplifies looking at data in a sheet with a lot of columns. It shows the value of a cell on the same row in a column one can enter in a textbox. This way you can scroll all over the sheet and always (e.g.) have the value of a cell in column BE in view. Start the watcher by opening the file and using its entry in the Tools menu.

Get A Range

GetARange.zip (4 May 2006, downloaded: 17.392 times)

This workbook demonstrates a bug in the VBA Application.InputBox function as described here . The workbook also contains a userform and sample code to work around that bug.

Edit Open XML

EditOpenXML.zip (5 September 2011, downloaded: 16.053 times)

Wouldn't it be useful to be able to edit the contents of an Office 2007 OpenXML file from within VBA? Well, now you can using this demo file. Find a full description here .

Modeless Form On Top

ModelessformOnTop.zip (26 November 2012, downloaded: 8.455 times)

With Excel 2013, SDI was introduced as opposed to the MDI previous Excel versions have. This file demonstrates how to keep a modeless userform on top of the Excel window. Find a full description here .


Arg2Name.zip (8 February 2001, downloaded: 21.254 times)

This workbook demonstrates a trick to pass (range) arguments to defined name formula's. See the Excel names page.

Command Bar IDs

xlMenuFunDict.zip (29 Jan 2003, downloaded: 27.723 times)

International versions of Office have the menu system in their local language. Also the Excel worksheet functions are (mostly) listed in local language. This complicates communication with the users with such a version. To aid in this process a utility has been devised that creates and shows a translation list of the Excel built-in command bars and controls and the Excel worksheet functions. This workbook can also list command bars of other Office software packages. It thus enables the international user who is using a different language version of Excel to quickly find translations for sequences of menu commands and function names.


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Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (18-6-2021 11:37:00) deeplink to this comment

Hi Craig,

I'm always interested in ideas for improvement. But what is a "visual IF analyzer" please?

Comment by: Craig Stanley (18-6-2021 20:07:00) deeplink to this comment

A visual IF analyzer tool would let you select a cell with a complex IF statement and would visually break down all the parts in a tree-like structure to make it easier to follow the conditional logic.

Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (21-6-2021 11:28:00) deeplink to this comment

Hi Craig,

Check out a tool called "FastExcel V4 Manager Pro" by Charles Williams:


It has a formula explorer that does exactly this.

Comment by: Bruce Volkert (28-6-2021 21:13:00) deeplink to this comment

Hi Karl,

I've learned to trust your stuff and appreciate what I've learned from it at various web sites on which you are active. I've gotten interested in working with INI files for a home project I'm working on and got interested in learning something from your kpini class. However, I've been unsuccessful downloading from https://classicvb.net/samples/kpIni/ and can't seem to locate it elsewhere.

I've tried it in Edge and Firefox. Nothing seems to happen. I've turned off my security (Windows Security). Still nothing. There does not appear to be any attempt to download the file.

I've been able to download unrelated files; but, I can't seem to get anything to download from anything I've clicked at classicvb.net.

It seems something may be a miss on the site; or, I'm missing something silly.

Any thoughts?

Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (29-6-2021 13:22:00) deeplink to this comment

Hi Bruce,

I'm afraid I do not own that website, so I'm not the right person to ask.

Comment by: Mrs N.N.D. (14-9-2021 01:34:00) deeplink to this comment

Thank you very much for FollowCellPointer! You have made my life easier.:)

Comment by: FrankG (17-9-2021 14:26:00) deeplink to this comment

How would I convert this code from 32 to 64 bit?

Thanks for any help !!

Private Declare Function GetWindowLong Lib "user32" Alias "GetWindowLongA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal nIndex As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function SetWindowLong Lib "user32" Alias "SetWindowLongA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal nIndex As Long, ByVal dwNewLong As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function DrawMenuBar Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function FindWindowA Lib "user32" (ByVal lpClassName As String, ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long
Private Declare Function FindWindow Lib "user32" _
                Alias "FindWindowA" _
             (ByVal lpClassName As String, _
                ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long
Private Declare Function SendMessage Lib "user32" _
                Alias "SendMessageA" _
             (ByVal hwnd As Long, _
                ByVal wMsg As Long, _
                ByVal wParam As Long, _
                lParam As Any) As Long
Private Declare Function ReleaseCapture Lib "user32" () As Long

Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (17-9-2021 15:53:00) deeplink to this comment

Hi Frank,

You should be able to find them here:

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