PC*MILER|Spreadsheets is an Add-In for Excel Version 5.0 or higher that must be purchased in addition to PC*MILER. To complete the installation, you must enable the Add-In manually from within Excel, or configure Excel to automatically load the Add-In each time you open the program.


To Enable the Add-In Manually

For  Microsoft Office 2003 (or older):

  1. Open Excel.
  2. In the top tool bar menu, select Tools > Add-Ins… > Browse.
  3. Navigate to the folder where PC*MILER is installed and go to the Excel folder. The default location of the Excel folder is …\ALK Technologies\ PCMILERXX\Excel.
  4. In the …\Excel folder, click on the Pcmsrv32.xla file then click OK.
  5. In the Add-Ins dialog box, "PC*MILER|Spreadsheets" will appear in the list of products with a check next to it. This confirms that the Add-In is activated.
  6. Click OK to continue.The setup is now complete.
  7. The PC*MILER|Spreadsheets functions are now ready to be used and will be available every time you start Excel.


For Microsoft Office 2007 and higher:

  1. Open Excel.
  2. Click on the Microsoft symbol  in the upper left-hand corner of the screen (Excel 2007), or click on the File menu (Excel 2010 and higher).
  3. In the list that opens, click on the Excel Options button at the bottom (Excel 2007) or the Options menu option (Excel 2010 and higher).
  4. In the dialog box that opens, in the left-hand column menu click on Add-Ins.
  5. In the bottom of the dialog box, there's a drop down menu next to Manage. Select Excel Add-Ins if it is not already selected, then click the Go button to continue.
  6. In the Add-Ins dialog box that opens, click Browse and navigate to the folder where PC*MILER is installed and go to the Excel folder (the default location is C:\ALK Technologies\PCMILERXX\Excel).
  7. In the …\Excel folder, click on the Pcmsrv32.xla file, then click OK.
  8. In the Add-Ins dialog box, "PC*MILER|Spreadsheets" will appear in the list of products with a check next to it. This confirms that the Add-In is activated.
  9. Click OK to continue.


The remaining steps below are necessary only if you wish to turn off security warning messages.

  1. Click on the Microsoft symbol in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
  2. In the list that opens, at the bottom click on the Excel Options button.
  3. In the dialog box that opens, in the left-hand column menu listing click on Trust Center. Then click on the Trust Center Settings button on the right.
  4. Click on Trusted Locations in the left-hand column menu.
  5. Check if the location of the Excel folder from Step 6 is in the list of trusted locations; if not, click Add New Location… .
  6. Click Browse… and navigate to the location of the Excel folder.
  7. Select “Subfolders of this location are also trusted”, then click OK.
  8. In the Trust Center, check “Allow Trusted Locations on my network”, then click OK.  The setup is now complete.
  9. The PC*MILER|Spreadsheets functions are now ready to be used and will be available every time you start Excel.


To Enable Autoloading of PC*MILER|Spreadsheets

To have PC*MILER|Spreadsheets functions available without the manual Add-In process, copy the file pcmsrv32.xla from the Excel folder in your PC*MILER installation to the Excel startup folder on your computer. The startup folder is called XLSTART and is located in the folder where Microsoft® Excel is installed.


For more information, see Excel Help under the search item “Startup folder”.


To Disable the Add-In Manually

For Microsoft Office 2003

Under the Tools menu, choose Add-Ins, then remove the check next to “PC*MILER|Spreadsheets” and click OK


For Microsoft Office 2007

Click the Microsoft Office button, click Excel Options, and then click Add-Ins. In the Manage pick list at the bottom of the window that opens, select Excel Add-Ins if it is not already selected. Then click “Go…” and remove the check next to “PC*MILER| Spreadsheets”, and click OK.


For Microsoft Office 2010 and Higher

Click File then Options to open the Excel Options dialog. On the left, click Add-Ins. In the Manage pick list at the bottom of the window that opens, select Excel Add-Ins if it is not already selected. Then click “Go…” and remove the check next to “PC*MILER| Spreadsheets”, and click OK.


The PC*MILER|Spreadsheets functions are now removed. They will not be available the next time you start Excel.


To Disable Autoloading of PC*MILER|Spreadsheets

Remove the file pcmsrv32.xla from the Excel XLSTART folder.