In Excel 2013, where are options and tools such as Visual Basic (VBA), Macros and AddIn tools? Are they supported?


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By default, Excel 2013 doesn't show developer tools.

They can be enabled by selecting File → Options → Customize Ribbon.

In the Customize the Ribbon (Main Tabs) window pane, scroll down to the Developer option and check it. Now Excel will display a ribbon tab named Developer.

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    "By default, Excel 2013 doesn't show developer tools." - Neither do Word/Excel etc. from the 2007 version onwards, ever since the ribbon was introduced. The View tab though does have a Macros button/menu.
    – Karan
    Jan 14, 2013 at 3:19
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    quick access, if you only want it on an occasional basis, can be done through ALT+F11
    – SeanC
    Jan 17, 2013 at 18:12

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