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How to get the Developer Tab in Office apps

Sooner or later, you’ll need the Developer tab in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. Even if you know nothing about programming, there are buttons on the Developer tab that are necessary for some of the clever features in Office.

If the Developer Tab below is missing in an Office app, there are a few simple steps to enable it.

Simply right-click within any Tab in the Ribbon and select Customize the Ribbon.

On the right-hand side you will see the Developer tab is unticked, simply tick the Developer Tab box, and select OK to enable the Developer tab.

Simple as that!

You can hide the Developer tab anytime but most people leave it visible. The Developer tab has some space at right that you can use to add your own buttons, see Make the Office ribbon suit you … not Microsoft

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