Installation

The Excel Add-In can either be installed from within the Excel app, or via the Microsoft Store.

Installation from within the Excel application

This is the easiest way to install the add-in. Simply click "Insert" at the top of the Excel window, and select "Office Add-ins". Click "STORE", and enter "diffbot" in the Search box, then hit Enter.

You will see the Diffbot Add-in in the search results. Click "Add" and agree to the terms, and the add-in will be installed.

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Add-in Search Results

Installation via the Microsoft Store

You will find the Diffbot Excel Add-in in the Microsoft store here: https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/product/office/WA200001213.

You will start on the Diffbot Add-In page. To continue, click the GET IT NOW button in the left-hand column.

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Installation page on Microsoft Store

Accept the Microsoft store terms to continue to the download page.

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MSFT Store T&C

The Diffbot add-in works in Excel 2016 for Mac, Excel 2016 or later, Excel Online. Click the green button to Open in Excel on your desktop, or if you do not meet the criteria listed above, try using Office Online.

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Office Online webshop page

Microsoft will ask you to confirm you want to open the Excel app on your device and download the Diffbot Add-in. To confirm, click the button that reads Open the Microsoft Excel App. You may be asked to login to your Microsoft account to confirm the download

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Open Excel prompt

Open any spreadsheet from the Excel app home screen and click "Insert" in the spreadsheet menu. You will see options that include "Get Add-ins" and "My Add-ins".

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Get Addins Option

First click "My Add-ins". If you do not see the Diffbot Add-in listed, then select recent add-ins from the "My Add-ins" drop-down menu. You should see the Diffot Add-in in the window that is displayed. Select it and click the Add button at the bottom of the window.

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Adding a new Add-in

If successful, you will be taken to the spreadsheet Home where you can tap the Diffbot icon on the far right to begin.

If you do not see the Diffbot Add-in as an option under "My Add-ins", then select, "Get Add-ins". You will be taken to the Microsoft Add-in Marketplace where you will search for Diffbot in the search box in the upper left corner.

Click the Add button next to the Diffbot Add-in.

And confirm you agree to Terms and Conditions.

You will be taken to your desktop Excel sheet and will see a confirmation that the Add-in was successful. The Diffbot robot icon, Diffy, will appear in the right corner of the spreadsheet Home menu.

If your desktop does not support Excel 2016 for Mac, Excel 2016 or later, Excel Online, try using Office Online. You will follow a similar workflow but from within Office365 instead of from your desktop Excel app.


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