Upgrading Your ExcelTips Subscription

Most people don't continue using the same version of Microsoft Excel forever. Things change, and over time you may upgrade to a newer version of the software.

As you do upgrade, consider upgrading the version of ExcelTips you receive, as well. There are two versions of ExcelTips published every week:

  • ExcelTips (menu). This version is for people using Excel 97, Excel 2000, Excel 2002, and Excel 2003. It is referred to as the "menu" version because these versions of Excel use what is known as a menu-based user interface.
  • ExcelTips (ribbon). This version is for people using newer versions of Excel: Excel 2007, Excel 2010, Excel 2013, and Excel 2016. It is referred to as the "ribbon" version because these versions of Excel use an updated ribbon-based user interface.

These two publications are independent of each other, and you can subscribe to either (or both) of them. if you currently receive ExcelTips (menu) and you want to change to receiving ExcelTips (ribbon), follow these steps. (Hint: You might want to print out this page so you can easily follow along.)

  1. Enter the e-mail address, below, at which you want to receive ExcelTips (ribbon). When you click the Submit button, a webpage opens in a new browser window. That webpage lets you know that you've completed the first step and you have another one to go. After reading it, you can return to this page (which should still be open in one of your browser windows).

  3. Look in your e-mail for a confirmation message. The purpose of the e-mail is to make sure you really want to receive ExcelTips (ribbon). Since you do, make sure you click the link in the e-mail. If you don't, you won't really be subscribed. (If you don't get the confirmation e-mail within a few moments of clicking Submit in the previous step, then you should check your spam filter to see if it ate the message.)
  4. After clicking the link in the confirmation e-mail, you'll see a webpage letting you know you're successfully subscribed. You'll also get an e-mail to this effect. Congratulations, but you aren't finished yet.
  5. Go back to your e-mail program and find a recent issue of the ExcelTips (menu) newsletter. Issues are sent out very early every Saturday morning, which should help you locate an issue.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the newsletter and click the unsubscribe or change subscriber options link. You'll see a webpage that shows the newsletters to which you are subscribed.
  7. Click the Unsubscribed radio button for ExcelTips (menu) weekly newsletter. Make sure it is the menu version, not the ribbon version that you just subscribed to.
  8. Click the Save My Subscriber Settings button on the webpage.

That's it. You should stop receiving ExcelTips (menu) and start (on next Saturday) to receive ExcelTips (ribbon).

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Got a version of Excel that uses the ribbon interface (Excel 2007 or later)? This site is for you! If you use an earlier version of Excel, visit our ExcelTips site focusing on the menu interface.

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