X-Author for Excel provides the utility Show X-Author Tabs.exe to re-enable the X-Author add-in in Microsoft Excel after errors have disabled it. This ensures that the add-in will always be enabled when opening Excel after the utility is run. When you install X-Author for Excel, the diagnostic utility is installed in the same directory. A shortcut for Show X-Author Tabs.exe is also created on the desktop.

You must have administrator rights in the system where you want to run the diagnostic tool.

Registering the X-Author Add-in

In rare cases, the X-Author Designer or X-Author for Excel tabs are not properly installed and, therefore, are not visible in your Microsoft Excel ribbon menu. If this occurs, you must manually register the X-Author add-in to add it to the Excel ribbon.

To manually register the Add-In

  1. Start Excel and select File > Options to display the Excel Options dialog.
  2. Click Add-Ins, select COM Add-ins from the Manage list, and click Go.
  3. Select the Apttus X-Author Designer and X-Author for Excel check boxes and click OK.

The add-ins are now available in the Excel ribbon. You may need to restart Excel for the tabs to display as expected.