MS Excel Add-In Client Side Requirements
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Please confirm the client side system requirements for the MS Excel Add-In with ALM 12.55. We are aware of the page at, and it appears that the add-in works with Microsoft Office 2010 64 Bit machines, but not WIN7 32 bit with MS Office 2010, 32 bit.

One of our users recently had her machine’s media upgraded from an HP ALM 11.0 bundle to an HP ALM 12 bundle.

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The latest version of the Excel add-in is available in the Micro Focus App Delivery Market place.

At the bottom of the page you will see the versions of MS Excel that it will work with.

As far as Windows 7 you will need to have SP1 installed to run the ALM client and for Excel 2010 you will need to have SP2 installed to work with the Excel add-in.

*** Note - only the Excel add-in will work with the 64-bit version of Office the ALM Client still requires the 32-bit version.

Microsoft Excel Add-In For ALM 12.2x and 12.5x
10.2 MB
Aug 18, 2017

Product Compatibility

Application Lifecycle Management
Version 12.20 * 12.21 * 12.50 * 12.53 * 12.55

Release Notes

This version of Excel Add-In supports ALM versions from 12.2x to 12.5x.
Installation Instructions
Install Microsoft Excel on your ALM client machine
Uninstall any previous versions of this add-in
Refer to the ALM Microsoft Excel Add-in Guide to review additional important installation instructions
Install this add-in on your ALM client machine


To install this add-in for all users, you must log in with administrator privileges. To install this add-in for the current user, administrator privileges are not required

You must install Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (any version later than 10.0.50325). To install, go to

Excel Versions Supported

- Microsoft Excel 2010 (32 bit and 64 bit) SP2
- Microsoft Excel 2013 (32 bit and 64 bit) SP1
- Microsoft Excel 2016 (32 bit and 64 bit)
- Microsoft Office 365 Excel Desktop Application (32 bit and 64 bit), Office 365 Excel Online is not supported

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I have installed HP ALM Excel Add-in. And when i try to launch the excel i see below error message Name: From: file:///C:/Program Files/Hewlett-Packard/Addins/HP.ALM.ExcelAddIn.vsto ************** Exception Text ************** System.Deployment.Application.InvalidDeploymentException: Exception reading manifest from file:///C:/Program%20Files/Hewlett-Packard/Addins/HP.ALM.ExcelAddIn.vsto: the manifest may not be valid or the file could not be opened.
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