This is an archive related to a previous version of ArcGIS Maps for Office. If you need the current version go to http://doc.arcgis.com/en/maps-for-office/.
ArcGIS Maps for Office, part of the ArcGIS platform, is an add-in for Microsoft Office that brings mapping capabilities into Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. With ArcGIS Maps for Office, you can easily create a geospatial view of your organization's data by creating an interactive map that includes data from Microsoft Excel and ArcGIS services—all without leaving the Microsoft Excel environment. From Excel, you can share your Microsoft Excel data to ArcGIS, add web maps you've created to Microsoft PowerPoint, or copy maps as images that can be inserted anywhere paste functionality is supported. ArcGIS Maps for Office brings mapping into Microsoft PowerPoint by allowing you to include dynamic maps from Microsoft Excel or maps from ArcGIS Online as slides within any Microsoft Excel presentation.
After you install the ArcGIS Maps for Office add-in, the ArcGIS Maps tab is available in both Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Use this tab to interact with ArcGIS Maps for Office.