ASAP Utilities manual installation stepsAlthough we recommend the automatic installation, the manual installation is easy to do. This can for example be used if you work in a network environment and the program files are (already) stored on a network location.
Installation documentationMore detailed information about the installation of ASAP Utilities is available in our User Guide. The User Guide also contains important information for network-installations.
Prior to installing
Performing the installation
Step 1Place all the ASAP Utilities files on you hard drive. It doesn't matter what the location is, as long as all the files in the package are together.
The recommended location is: C:\Program Files\ASAP Utilities\
Step 2Register the ASAP Utilities library DLL. For this part you need administrator or power user rights.
Step 3Start Microsoft Excel and in the tools menu, choose Add-Ins. If you are using Excel 2007/2010 the approach for the next steps is a bit different.
You will now see a list of all add-ins available, something similar like the following screenshot:
Step 4Click on the browse-button in the Add-Ins dialog to locate the ASAP Utilities.xla file
(by default in the folder C:\Program Files\ASAP Utilities\)
If Excel asks you to copy the file to the library folder, always answer "no". (this is important)
Step 6Next to "Help" in the menu, there is an option called "ASAP Utilities".
If you do not see ASAP Utilities in the menu you have to close and restart Excel.
Read our User Guide with tips and tricksI recommend you to read our User Guide to get the best out of ASAP Utilities.
Tech info: DLL registration, administrative privilegesYou must be logged in as an administrator or as a member of the Power Users group when installing ASAP Utilities . When the installation is finished every user on the computer is able to use ASAP Utilities.
Some systems do not allow certain sections of the registry to be written to by users without administrative privileges. It is recommended that only those with administrator privileges and those that are logged on as administrator install ASAP Utilities on such a computer.
The file "ASAP Utilities.dll" is registered as ActiveX (COM) component on the machine, using the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry entry. That means that to register the add-in you need to be a member of the "Administrators" or "Advanced Users" groups. ASAP Utilities creates the following key. This way all users on the computer can work with ASAP Utilities. If you choose the manual installation the DLL is registered the first time you start Excel with ASAP Utilities.
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