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2.7. Palisade Software Loads Whenever You Run Excel

Applies to: All products, releases 5.x–8.x

Whenever I double-click an Excel file, or whenever I run Excel directly, @RISK and/or Evolver, NeuralTools, PrecisionTree, StatTools, or TopRank also runs. Why is this happening, and how can I prevent it?

Normally you have to launch Palisade software explicitly: either double-click one of our desktop icons (if available), or click Start » All Programs » Palisade DecisionTools and then a product shortcut.  (When you launch our software and Excel is already open, our software will attach itself to the running copy of Excel.  If Excel is not already running, our software will launch it for you.)

However, if you enable one or more of the Palisade add-ins in Excel's add-ins list, then Excel will load that add-in automatically whenever Excel itself loads. If you are seeing @RISK (or Evolver, or ...) every time Excel runs, it is because that add-in was checked (ticked) in Excel's add-ins list.

To restore the ability to launch Excel without Palisade, remove the check mark from the list in Excel.

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Last edited: 2020-04-07

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