How to open xlb file in Excel

In this Excel tutorial, you will learn how to open xlb file in Excel.

What is an XLB file?

An XLB file is an Excel Binary Workbook file that is used to store customizations made to the user interface (UI) in Microsoft Excel, such as custom toolbars and menu items.

Why would I want to open an XLB file?

If you have created custom toolbars or menu items in Excel, you can save them as an XLB file and then open the file in another copy of Excel to use the same customizations.

How to open an XLB file in Excel:

To open an XLB file in Microsoft Excel:

  1. Start Microsoft Excel.
  2. Go to File > Options > Customize Ribbon.
  3. In the Customize Ribbon section, click the “Import/Export” button.
  4. In the Import and Export Wizard, select “Import customization file” and click the “Next” button.
  5. Locate the XLB file and click the “Open” button.
  6. The customizations stored in the XLB file will be imported into Excel and will be available for use.

Note: If you’re using an older version of Microsoft Excel, the exact steps to open an XLB file may vary slightly. If you’re having trouble opening the XLB file, check that you have the latest version of Microsoft Excel installed and that the file is not corrupted.

Troubleshooting:

  • If you’re using an older version of Microsoft Excel, the exact steps to open an XLB file may vary slightly.
  • If you’re having trouble opening the XLB file, check that you have the latest version of Microsoft Excel installed and that the file is not corrupted.
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Creating a Custom Toolbar

In addition to opening XLB files, you can also create your own custom toolbars in Excel. This can be a great way to organize your tools and make them easier to find.

To create a custom toolbar, follow these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Excel.
  2. Go to File > Options > Customize Ribbon.
  3. In the Customize Ribbon section, click the Customize button.
  4. In the Customize dialog box, click the Toolbars tab.
  5. In the Toolbars list, select New Toolbar.
  6. In the Name box, type a name for your toolbar.
  7. Click the OK button.

The new toolbar will appear at the bottom of the Ribbon. You can drag it to a different location if you want.

To add tools to your toolbar, follow these steps:

  1. In the Customize dialog box, click the Commands tab.
  2. In the Categories list, select the category that contains the tools you want to add.
  3. In the Commands list, select the tool you want to add.
  4. Click the Add button.

The tool will be added to your toolbar.

You can also change the order of the tools on your toolbar by dragging them to different positions.

To save your changes, click the OK button in the Customize dialog box.