Troubleshooting the TDM Excel Add-In for Microsoft Excel 2007

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This document covers the two main troubleshooting issues for the TDM Excel Add-In: Installation and Non-Responsive Icons.

What to do if you do not see the TDM Excel Add-In toolbar after installation

If you are using Microsoft Excel 2000-2003, then click here.

If you are using Microsoft Excel 2010, then click here.

If the TDM Excel Add-In disappears from your Excel toolbar or you do not see it there then follow the below steps to manually add it:

  1. Right click on Quick Access Toolbar Ribbon and choose Customize Quick Access Toolbar.

    Customize Quick Access Toolbar
  2. You will be directed to the Excel Options dialog.  From the Excel Options dialog click on Add-Ins from the menu on the left.  Then in the pane on the right choose COM Add-Ins from the Manage drop-down at the bottom of the page.  Next click the Go... button.

    Excel Options
  3. After clicking Go... from the Excel Options dialog you will see the COM Add-Ins dialog.  From the COM Add-Ins dialog click on the Add... button.

    Empty COM Add-Ins Dialog
  4. In the Add Add-Ins dialog browse to the <National Instruments>\Shared\TDM Excel Add-In folder and choose the ExcelTDM.dll.  Click Ok.

  5. Now you will see National Instruments TDM Importer for MS Excel in the Add-Ins available pane of the COM Add-Ins dialog.  If you do not see it then you need to go back to Step 4.  If you see it then make sure it is checked click the Ok button.

  6. You will now be brought back to Microsoft Excel with the Add-Ins tab selected.  You should now see the TDM Excel Add-In icons in the Add-Ins tab of the Quick Access Toolbar.

My Icons appear in the Add-Ins toolbar, but they don't do anything

The following are the steps recommended to uninstall the TDM Excel Add-In.   If you have previously tried to uninstall and the Icons located under the Add-Ins menu did not get removed you can just follow Step 1.  If you have uninstalled and re-installed the TDM Excel Add-In and the buttons don’t work, please follow all of these steps and then reinstall once completed.

  1. Select the Add-Ins tab in Microsoft Excel.  Right click on any of the three TDM Excel Add-In buttons and select the Delete Custom Toolbar option.


  2. Right click on Quick Access Toolbar Ribbon and choose Customize Quick Access Toolbar.

  3. You will be directed to the Excel Options dialog. From the Excel Options dialog click on Add-Ins from the menu on the left. Then in the pane on the right choose COM Add-Ins from the Manage drop-down at the bottom of the page. Next click the Go... button.

  4. After clicking Go... from the Excel Options dialog you will see the COM Add-Ins dialog. From the COM Add-Ins dialog click on the National Instruments TDM Importer for MS Excel entry so it becomes unselected. Click Remove.


  5. Open up Control Panel and choose Add/Remove Programs (Programs and Features in Windows Vista). Click on the National Instruments Software entry. Choose NI TDM Excel Add-In 2.x.x from the National Instruments Software dialog and click Remove.

 

Related Links:
Troubleshooting the TDM Excel Add-In for Microsoft Excel 2000-2003
Troubleshooting the TDM Excel Add-In for Microsoft Excel 2010
TDM Excel Add-In for Microsoft Excel User Guide
Learn more about the TDM and TDMS format
Manage and process TDM and TDMS files with NI DIAdem

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