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/.
Esri 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 Esri Maps for Office, you can easily create a geospatial view of your organization's data by creating an interactive map that includes data from Excel and ArcGIS services—all without leaving the Excel environment. From Excel, you can share your Excel data to ArcGIS, add web maps you've created to PowerPoint, or copy maps as images that can be inserted anywhere that paste functionality is supported. Esri Maps for Office brings mapping into PowerPoint by allowing you to include dynamic maps from Excel or maps from ArcGIS Online as slides within any PowerPoint presentation.
After installing the Esri Maps for Office add-in, the Esri Maps tab is available in both Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Use this tab to interact with Esri Maps for Office.
This help system provides the necessary information to successfully create and share maps using Esri Maps for Office. You will find both conceptual information and brief, task-oriented topics to help you get started quickly. Additionally, see the Essential vocabulary topic to familiarize yourself with the map-related terms you may encounter.
For information on getting started, see the following topics: