How to activate your XLTools license

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License activation takes only a minute

Make sure you have the latest version of XLTools add-in installed:

After payment approval, your license key was sent to your email. Copy your license key exactly.
If you have not received the email, please check your spam folder.

  • Open Excel > XLTools tab > Click on the ‘License’ button > Paste your license key > Apply.
  • Done! All information about your license is updated: product, version, available features, etc.

How to activate XLTools License Key

XLTools licensing policy:

  • One license is valid for one device and one user only:
    If you need the add-in on two computers, two license copies are required.
    If you need the add-in for two users on the same PC, two license copies are required.
  • A separate activation is required for each computer:
    If you have purchased two or more license copies, use the same license key to activate XLTools on each computer separately.
  • One terminal server license is valid for a single server, number of end-users in unlimited. Activate for all user accounts on the terminal server at once.


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7 Responses to How to activate your XLTools license

  1. Krsiti White says:

    For whatever reason, the XLTools tab keep disappearing. I keep having to download the trial, then reenter my license number. Am I doing something wrong? It works for a few weeks, then disappears again. Maybe when my computer updates?

    • Maria Balobanova says:

      Dear Krsiti,

      Sometimes Excel would push out any add-ins it has installed. Please, reinstall XLTools once again to make sure you have the latest version. If XLTools tab disappears from the ribbon again, you may have to activate it manually:

      Activate XLTools manually: open Excel > File > Options > Add-Ins > Select ‘Manage ‘Com Add-Ins’ on the bottom of the box > Go > Check the box ‘XLTools Add-in for Microsoft Excel’ > Ok.

      Hope this helps!

  2. Danie Burger says:

    How to you retrieve your XLTools key? I must have deleted the email per accident.

  3. MalR says:

    Hi I downloaded it (Excel closed). I clicked on the .exe file to load it but message came up that I already have it. I must have loaded it previously. I tried File/Options/Add ins to put it onto my Add ins but the download is an .exe file not an add in. Can you advise please how to instal it once it is already loaded

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