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Version: 4.0 Available: Spring 2016

Be more productive with location-driven analytics. Bring a whole new analytical dimension to Microsoft Office. Start gaining new insights and making more informed decisions immediately. Easily add mapping to your Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.

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Map your Excel data

Map your Excel data

Make interactive maps of your spreadsheet data right in Excel. With a few clicks create color-coded, point, clustered-point, and heat maps and gain visual insights about your data.

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Add a map to PowerPoint

Add dynamic maps to PowerPoint

Add maps from your ArcGIS organization to PowerPoint to create stunning, dynamic presentations.

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Enrich your data

Enrich your business spreadsheets

Add ArcGIS demographics and lifestyle data directly to Excel spreadsheets and get more context about the locations that are important to you. Quickly explore locatyions on-the-fly using pop-up infographics.

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Share maps on ArcGIS

Share your maps from Excel

Share your maps using either ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS, or insert them in emails, PowerPoint presentations, or Word documents.

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What's new

> Do you have an idea for a feature you’d like to see in ArcGIS Maps for Office? Tell us about it at the ArcGIS Ideas site.

ArcGIS Maps for Office 4.0 release is now available. This release offers significant updates and enhancements. Here are some highlights.

4.0 updates

ArcGIS Maps for Office 4.0 includes the following new features:

  • Use Smart Mapping to quickly create beautiful maps

    Whether you’re an expert at working with maps or just getting started, it’s never been easier to create visually stunning maps that tell the stories you want to tell. ArcGIS Maps for Office analyzes the data in your spreadsheet and suggests the best ways to represent it on a map, offering a selection of styles for you to choose from. Choose a style and instantly create a map, or customize the styling options to suit your story. Smart mapping also provides the much-requested ability to manually set class breaks for your layers.

  • Find patterns in your locations over time with time-based animations

    If your data contains temporal values, you can add time-aware layers to a map in Excel and run an animation that shows how patterns in the data change over time. This feature also supports time-enabled layers on the ArcGIS platform, allowing you to compare time-based patterns in your data with similar patterns from within your organization or from authoritative sources such as the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

  • Communicate your work more effectively with an all-new experience in PowerPoint

    ArcGIS Maps for Office provides a fully updated experience for enhancing your PowerPoint presentations with interactive, dynamic maps by making it simpler and quicker to search for content. Add maps directly to PowerPoint using content from your ArcGIS organization, or edit existing map slides. Insert the map into a slide and position it as desired—on its own or combined with other standard PowerPoint features such as charts, images, and text. In Slide Show mode, you can zoom and pan across the map and select features to display detailed information, allowing you to quickly answer questions that come up during your presentation.

  • Focus on the rows that are important by using map-based filtering

    You’ve been able to filter spreadsheets by cell value for a long time. Now, ArcGIS Maps for Office lets you filter your spreadsheet by selecting items on the map, allowing you to focus directly on the features you’re working with right now. Filter the spreadsheet to display only selected features, then use standard Excel functions to work with the data that you need.

  • Keep track of changing data by setting a refresh interval

    Static layers added from ArcGIS help you visualize immobile objects such as buildings, roads, or boundaries. Now, ArcGIS Maps for Office lets you keep track of things that move, change, or evolve—like storms, vehicles, or field work status. The Refresh Interval feature lets you specify how often a layer is polled for updates; or click a button to update the layer immediately

Supported environments

ArcGIS Maps for Office is deployed as an add-on to Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. For ArcGIS Maps for Office to operate properly, Esri assumes an operation configuration of these applications. Esri tests ArcGIS Maps for Office only in software environments certified as supported by Microsoft Excel or PowerPoint; not all Excel or PowerPoint-supported environments have been tested or certified. For more information, see the Esri supported environment policy.

Note: Microsoft Word allows you to embed and work with an Excel spreadsheet in a document. This workflow is unsupported by ArcGIS Maps for Office and is not recommended.

System requirements

ArcGIS Maps for Office requires an account that is part of an ArcGIS organization and Microsoft Office Excel or PowerPoint (Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, or 2016).

For additional information, including the required processor speed, memory, and hard disk space, see the system requirements for the following:

Required software

ArcGIS Maps for Office requires an ArcGIS Online organizational subscription or an on-premises Portal for ArcGIS deployment. It is assumed that the authentication method used to access the platform has been properly configured by the ArcGIS administrator.

In addition, the following software must be installed and configured on your system:

  • Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, or 2016*
    * ArcGIS Maps for Office supports Microsoft Office 2016 versions 16.0.4266.1003 and earlier.
  • Internet Explorer 9, 10, or 11**
  • Microsoft Windows. Supported versions:
    • Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
    • Windows 8 (32 bit and 64 bit)
    • Windows 8.1 (32 bit and 64 bit)
    • Windows 10 (32 bit and 64 bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2012 R2

** ArcGIS Maps for Office uses JavaScript within a web browser to display maps. Because Microsoft Excel requires the use of Internet Explorer (IE) to display web content, there is no option to use another browser. Functionality within the app requires the use of IE9 or later; older versions are not supported.

Supported languages

ArcGIS Maps for Office is available in the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional Hong Kong), Chinese (Traditional Taiwan), Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

ArcGIS Maps for Office uses the language specified in the Excel Options, not the operating system's culture setting. If you are using an unsupported language, the app uses English.


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