Office Tab For Mac

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How to enable Office Tab when it is disabled?

Office Tab For Mac

If you have encountered Office Tab has gone or disappeared in Office applications under some rare circumstance, you can always try to bring it back according to the following methods.

Note: Before you taking anything further, please make sure you have installed the latest Office Tab. You can download the latest version from here.

1. Using the Office Tab Center

Go to Office Tab Center, you can enable or disable the specific tab feature. You can access Office Tab Center by double clicking on the Office Tab Center icon on your computer desk. You can also access by clicking Start > All Programs > Office Tab > Office Tab Center. To make sure the Enable Tabs for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, is checked. Click “OK” to close Office Tab Center. If the problem is still out there, please go to next step.

2. Using the Microsoft Office Add-ins Manager (for Office 2007 / 2010 / 2013)

In this case, I am going to use Microsoft Word 2010 for this troubleshooting. If there is no tab in Word, you should choose to access the Word Add-ins Manager to enable it manually. For Office 2010, Click File > Options > Add-Ins. For Office 2007, Click Office icon > Word Options > Add-ins.

2.1. To enable Add-ins, please choose the Add-ins type in the bottom of the above screenshot (Office Tab add-ins belongs to the COM Add-ins type), and then clicking Go…

Note: If you are using Microsoft Office 2007, please make sure both the Tabs for Word (32-bit) and Office Tab Helper are enabled.

Why Office Tab will become disabled sometimes? That’s because there are some other Office add-ins which is not compatible with Office Tab in your Office application. In this case, you should try to disable some other Office add-ins which you don’t need to use, and just keep Office Tab enabled.

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    Hey. my office tab only avaiable when I want to create new document. for document that already exist, it's opened in sepearated windows. wheres the troubleshooting for this?
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    Regarding my earlier question about restoring previous Excel defaults, after unchecking 'Enable Tabs for Excel' on the Office Tab Center, you have to go into Excel: Options, Advanced, Display, and check 'Show all windows in the taskbar.'
    Then multiple workbooks can be opened and macros run between them.
    When you check 'Enable Tabs for Excel,' afterward, then the 'Show all windows' option automatically becomes unchecked.
    Hope this helps someone else! :)
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    In Excel, I have macros that run between workbooks (in the same application of Excel). I have unchecked 'Enable for Excel' in the Office Tab Center and I can no longer have multiple tabs. But I am unable to have multiple workbooks open as I was before I started using Office Tab. (I have closed out and restarted Excel.) Every time I open a second workbook, it closes the first.
    Any suggestions? I love Office Tab, but being able to disable it completely and return to previous Office settings is crucial for me. :)

Office Tab For Mac

Include Components:

Office Tab Enterprise

Office Tab

Tabs for Word
Tabs for Excel
Tabs for PowerPoint
Tabs for Publisher
Tabs for Access
Tabs for Project
Tabs for Visio

Office Tab For Mac Pro

Save All in One Click

A key advantage of Office Tab is that you can save time by consolidating your actions! For example, if you've opened multiple files, you don’t have to save and close them individually; just click 'Save All' from the Context menu and all your files are saved. Want to close all opened files? Simply select 'Close All” and all your files will be closed.

In Office Tab, you can add a saved Microsoft Office file to a group. You can quickly open a group of documents or a group of Excel files and so on. With this Favorites Group feature, you can apply the following operations to a group of documents in Microsoft Office applications easily.

Add a document to a group;
Open a group of documents;
Close a group of documents;
Save a group of documents.

Rename Files Easily

You don’t have to open the 'Save As' dialog to rename a file. Just click 'Rename' on the Context Menu in the tab and enter the new file name—it’s that simple! If you want to save the file in another folder, select 'Save As' from the Context Menu.

Displays Full File Name

If a file name is long, typically, the Windows taskbar displays only a small part of it, which is often a problem. However, with Office Tab installed, you will able to see the entire file name on the Tab Bar, no matter how long it is.

Useful Context Menu

Right-click on a tab or Tab Bar to access the tab/tab bar context menu. Office Tab also combines some common command items in Microsoft Office, letting you access those items more quickly.


The tabbed interface allows you to open multiple documents in a single window. Each document appears as a new tab within the window (not a new window) and can be accessed with one click. This feature improves your efficiency when working with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Access and Visio).

High Performance

Office Tab is based on the standard Microsoft Office Add-in Technology. It does not impact the performance of the standard application and has an extremely small file size.

Move Tabs

Tabs can be moved easily by dragging. You can switch between tabs using the mouse or you can activate a tab by pressing Alt + N (“N” being the tab order '1, 2, 3…').

Customize Tab Appearance

The colors of the tabs and the Tab Bar are customizable. There are 11 styles for you to choose from. Within each style, the font style and the name of each tab can be changed to suit your preference (to apply these changes, you will need to close and restart Microsoft Office).