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Supported environments

ArcGIS Maps for Office is deployed as an add-in 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 2013 or 2016).

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

Embedded spreadsheets

Although Microsoft Word allows you to embed and work with an Excel spreadsheet in a document, this workflow is not supported by ArcGIS Maps for Office and is not recommended.

Supported platforms

ArcGIS Maps for Office is supported for use with the following:

  • Microsoft Office 2013 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Office 2016 (32 bit and 64 bit)

ArcGIS account

To use ArcGIS Maps for Office, you must have an ArcGIS user type that includes privileges to create, analyze, and share content 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 accounts are not supported.

ArcGIS Maps for Office supports the following ArcGIS versions:

  • ArcGIS Online current version
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.3 and later

Authentication methods

ArcGIS Maps for Office supports the following authentication methods:

PlatformArcGIS Online built-inIWAPKISAMLOAuth

ArcGIS Enterprise






ArcGIS Online


Not applicable

Not applicable



Required software

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

  • ArcGIS Maps for Office add-in
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016*

    *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
    • Windows Server 2016
  • 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're using an unsupported language, the app uses English.