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I am looking for solver in Microsoft Excel 2007 but cannot find it in Excel. I wonder how I can find it?

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You need to load it first. Note that you might have to keep your Office installation CD ready.

  • Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Excel Options.

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  • Click Add-Ins, and then in the Manage box, select Excel Add-ins.

  • Click Go.
  • In the Add-Ins available box, select the Solver Add-in check box, and then click OK.
  • If Solver Add-in is not listed in the Add-Ins available box, click Browse to locate the add-in.
  • If you get prompted that the Solver Add-in is not currently installed on your computer, click Yes to install it.
  • After you load the Solver Add-in, the Solver command is available in the Analysis group on the Data tab.
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Thanks! But when clicking the Microsoft Office Button , there is no Excel Options. Added: I found it. –  Tim Sep 23 '11 at 19:08

Following this kb article for excel 2007 shows that you need to install the add-in:

to use the Solver Add-in, however, you first need to load it in Excel.

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Excel Options.
  2. Click Add-Ins, and then in the Manage box, select Excel Add-ins.
  3. Click Go.
  4. In the Add-Ins available box, select the Solver Add-in check box, and then click OK.
    1. Tip If Solver Add-in is not listed in the Add-Ins available box, click Browse to locate the add-in.
    2. If you get prompted that the Solver Add-in is not currently installed on your computer, click Yes to install it.
  5. After you load the Solver Add-in, the Solver command is available in the Analysis group on the Data tab.
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