How to Enable the Developer Tab in Excel

To use VBA in Excel you need Developer Tab in the Ribbon. Developer tab will give you an access to activeX controls and buttons like check box, input box and toggle button. A developer tab is disabled by default. In this tutorial, you will learn how to enable a developer tab in Excel.

How to enable Developer tab in Excel

To enable the Developer Tab in Excel, you need to follow these steps:

Click File tab.

Excel File Tab Developer

Go to Options at the botton of the menu.

Excel File Options Developer

Select Customize Ribbon.

Excel Options Customize Ribbon Developer

Select Main Tabs. Tick Developer check box.

Excel Options Developer checkbox Developer

Now, you can see Developer tab at the Ribbon in Excel.

Excel Developer Tab Ribbon Developer

Congratulations! You’ve successfully enabled the Developer Tab in Excel.

Using the Developer Tab

With the Developer Tab now enabled, you can access a wide range of tools and features to enhance your Excel experience. Some of the functionalities you can explore include:

  • Creating Macros
  • Inserting Controls
  • Customizing the Ribbon
  • Accessing Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
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