Word AddIn is not showing! RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have created a word add in and installed it after creating a MSI using Visual Studio Installer. I can see the Add In (Word Demo AddIn) in the disabled Add In section. But its not getting enabled even if I check the Word Demo AddIn and it is not showing in the add in tab (Actually no Add In is showing). When I come back to the same menu, this item is already unchecked. (File -> Option -> Add-ins -> Manage: Com Add-ins -> Go). 

    What is the issue?


    Amit Sahoo

    • Edited by AmitSahoo Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:37 PM Change in context
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:30 PM

All replies

  • Hi there, 

    When Microsoft Word crashes or freezes, it will disable any add-ins that are enabled and running.

    Because it’s an add-in, it is often disabled by Microsoft Word.

    Based on my research, here are two links I think will help you.

    1. How can I re-enable add-ins in Microsoft Word

    2. How to: Re-enable a VSTO Add-in that has been disabled

    Best Regards,


    • Proposed as answer by Simon Wu-MSFT Monday, September 3, 2018 10:31 AM
    Thursday, August 30, 2018 6:53 AM
  • Hi Amit,

    Did you resolved your problem? Any updates for this? 

    I'm eager to receive your feedback. 

    Best Regards,


    Monday, September 3, 2018 10:56 AM
  • Hi Simon,

    I have resolved the issue. The issue was with the Registry. It was not added properly causing the issue. I have added the registry which fixed the issue.



    Amit Sahoo

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 3:16 PM