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Installing XLSTAT on Mac


This quick guide explains how to install XLSTAT on your Mac.

Before starting

You need to make sure you have a compatible version of MS Excel such as 2011 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or 2016 (version 15.30 or higher).

Here is a guide listing the requirements for XLSTAT to work properly on your Mac: Requirements for XLSTAT on Mac.

Installing XLSTAT

Double click on the DMG file you have downloaded from the Free trial page.

Read and accept the software license agreements so you can install XLSTAT.

A window with two icons will now appear. Drag the XLSTAT icon and drop it onto the Applications icon. This will copy XLSTAT into your Applications folder.

You can now eject the XLSTAT installation drive. To do so, right-click on the XLSTAT icon on your desktop and choose Eject XLSTAT.

Then, move the XLSTAT.dmg file to your trash.

Launching XLSTAT for the first time

For XLSTAT to be linked to your version of Excel, it must be launched from your Applications folder, by double clicking on the XLSTAT application icon. This is only required for the first launch, after which you can open XLSTAT directly from your Excel toolbar.

During the first startup, XLSTAT will be configured automatically. This can take up to a minute with Excel windows opening and closing. 

You can add the XLSTAT icon to your Dock by simply dragging it from the Applications folder to the Dock. 

You can now start using the Trial version or activate your license key as described in this guide: Activate your license.

If you encounter an error, depending on the message that is shown, please make sure that:

  • You have at least one compatible and up-to-date version of Excel installed (2011 or 2016),
  • No previous version of XLSTAT is installed on your Mac (if so, please remove it using its uninstaller),
  • If using Excel 2011, the Visual Basic for Applications extension is installed along with it,
  • You are using Mac OS X 10.6.8 at least.

Updating XLSTAT

Download the latest version and double-click on the DMG file.

Then drag and drop the XLSTAT icon to your Applications folder. Accept when asked to confirm the replacement.

Once replaced, launch XLSTAT either in your Applications folder or on your Dock. This is important as it will allow XLSTAT to complete the update, linking its updated elements to Microsoft Excel. Do not use the Excel toolbar shortcuts to launch XLSTAT after replacing it with a more recent version.

At the end of the procedure, XLSTAT will be up-to-date and startable once again from your usual shortcut.

Installing an old XLSTAT version 

For the installation of an XLSTAT version older than 2017.4, please refer to the following guide: Installation of an old XLSTAT version on Mac.
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