In this Article we will learn how to activate and use the Inquire Add-in which is an inbuilt add in for Excel use.

Let us understand what an Add-in is:

It allows you to extend Excel functionality across other platforms including Windows, Mac, iPad, and in a browser. Use Excel add-ins within a workbook to. Interact with Excel objects, read and write Excel data.

We can create the Excel Add-in from an Excel file itself which has some special functions which you feel are useful to other Excel files.

When we create an Add-in it is created in .xlam format. Many Excel add in's are downloaded from web with special functions to be used locally in you Excel files.

I will guide you how to use or import the Inquire Add-in to Excel file:

1. Open the Excel file in which you want the Add-in to be used:

2. Click FILE at the top left from Excel file:

3. Click Options at the bottom:


4. Click Add-ins:


5. Select the Inquire Add-in from the list that you want to use:


Then from the Manage select Com Add-in:

COM Add-ins

Click Go. Check Inquire and click go:

COM Add-ins Inquire

We are ready to use the inquire features now and it will be added to the toolbar:

Inquire Toolbar