How to enable Viewpoint Plug in for Excel 2013 & 2016


To Activate the plug in in Excel 2013 and Excel 2016

NOTE: Ensure that Viewpoint custom install was used to select the Excel plug in during the install process. 

  1.  Go to the FILE tab
  2. Select Options from the menu
  3. Select the Add-ins Option from the menu 
    SEQUEL Excel Addin should appear in the Add-in list as a COM Add in type.
  4. Select Manage -> COM Add-ins
  5. Select SEQUEL Excel Addin from the Com Add-ins list
  6. Click OK and a new tab option named ViewPoint will appear.

If this does not work, ensure the following registry entries have been created.


Description=string value:"SEQUEL ViewPoint Excel addin"
FriendlyName=string value:"SEQUEL Excel AddIn"
Manifest=string value:"C:\Program Files (x86)\SEQUEL ViewPoint\ExcelAddInVP.vsto|vstolocal"


  • The quotes around the registry values are required
  • The loadbehavior must be 3 or the tab will not appear when you launch Excel, though it can be added through options if needed.

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Last Modified On: August 20, 2021