What happened to the Data Analysis Toolpak or Solver in Excel for Mac 2011?

I just installed Office for Mac 2011 and I can’t find the Data Analysis Toolpak or Solver. Where are these features in Office for Mac 2011?

Solver was added to Office for Mac 2011 in the Service Pack 1 update. You can download and install Office for Mac 2011’s Service Pack 1 by clicking on the link below:



After you install Service Pack 1, follow these steps to start Solver:

  1. Start Excel.
  2. Click Tools, and then select Add-Ins.
  3. Click to select the check box for Solver.Xlam.
  4. Click OK.


The Data Analysis Toolpak was removed in Office for Mac 2008. However, the following is a free third-party tool that offers similar functionality:


StatPlus:mac LE: http://www.analystsoft.com/en/products/statplusmacle/


The third-party products that this thread discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products. 

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