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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 Microsoft PowerPoint; not all Excel- or PowerPoint-supported environments have been tested or certified. For more information, see the Esri supported environments policy.

System requirements

ArcGIS Maps for Office requires Microsoft Excel or Microsoft 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:

Working with embedded spreadsheets

Although 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.

ArcGIS account

ArcGIS Maps for Office requires a level 2 membership in an ArcGIS Online organization or an on-premises ArcGIS Enterprise deployment. You can sign up for a free trial subscription of ArcGIS Online. It is assumed that the authentication method used to access the platform has been properly configured by the ArcGIS administrator. Public ArcGIS Online online accounts are not supported.

ArcGIS Maps for Office supports the following ArcGIS versions:

  • ArcGIS Online: current version
  • Portal for ArcGIS: 10.2, 10.2.1, 10.2.2, 10.3, 10.3.1, 10.4, 10.4.1
  • ArcGIS Enterprise: 10.5

Required software

The following software must be installed and configured on your system:

  • Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, or 2016*

    *Important: With Microsoft Office 2016 version 16.0.6326.1010, ArcGIS Maps for Office backstage controls do not function as designed. All other Microsoft Office 2016 versions are supported

  • Microsoft Windows. Supported versions are as follows:
    • 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
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office runtime
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 runtime assemblies

Supported languages

ArcGIS Maps for Office is available in the following languages:

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

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