Macabacus for Microsoft Office

The leading productivity add-ins for Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. The most complete and highest-quality suite of Microsoft. Office productivity add-ins for finance and other professionals.
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Macabacus Overview

The leading productivity add-ins for Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. The most complete and highest-quality suite of Microsoft. Office productivity add-ins for finance and other professionals.

Features of Macabacus

  • Reduce mistakes with our powerful, best-in-class auditing tools—absolutely essential for power users
    • Effortlessly navigate a formula’s inputs across worksheets and workbooks, using only the keyboard
    • Similarly navigate a cell’s dependents, showing you what formulas and charts the audited cell is driving
    • Drill down on precedents / dependents using tree-based navigation to help you understand everything driving your formulas
    • Analyze complex formulas piece-by-piece to see what a portion of the formula contributes to the overall result
    • Visualizations highlight formula errors, outliers, and other inconsistencies that might otherwise go unnoticed
    • View precedents / dependents trace arrows for multiple cells at once or as you navigate cells
  • Keep your presentation agendas updated so that you can focus on content
    • Synchronize agenda slides with native PowerPoint sections seamlessly
    • Deep integration with PowerPoint sections keeps your agendas up-to-date as sections are added, removed, moved, or renamed
    • Supports both agenda styles—show agendas on either (a) a table of contents slide, or (b) flysheets (divider slides at the start of each section)
    • Show section / subsection titles on content slides that update automatically when the agenda changes
    • Intelligently collapse subsections to fit more agenda topics onto a single slide and improve readability
    • Intelligently omit section flysheets to reduce presentation length and printing costs
    • Intelligently avoid showing back-to-back flysheets during slide shows
    • Include slide titles or other text in your table of contents
    • Fully customizable agenda / flysheet appearance
  • Export cells and charts from Excel to PowerPoint and Word more easily and professionally
    • Export cells and charts to PowerPoint and Word as pictures, embedded workbooks, tables, charts, and more
    • Hide Excel interface elements—blue print preview borders, red cell comment indicators, gridlines, and more—and recolor fonts automatically for more professional looking outputs
    • Automatically check for formula errors in the data you export, helping avoid embarrassing mistakes in your presentations and documents
    • Imported shapes (e.g., pictures, tables) are intelligently positioned and sized, avoiding tedious adjustments required for shapes pasted natively
  • Improve presentation quality and avoid embarrassing mistakes
    • Check slides for formatting, layout, content, and grammar errors and inconsistencies before sending a presentation to a client or to print
    • Improve compliance with your corporate design standard and branding
    • Over 100 checks for issues like inconsistent word hyphenation and abbreviation, missing footnotes, color palette deviation, incorrect bullet formatting, missing punctuation, missing chart labels, image distortion, and much more
    • Unlike other solutions, Macabacus checks charts and Smart Art
    • See exactly where the issues are, detailed explanations of issues, and frequencies of occurrence where inconsistencies are found
    • Address issues with a customized menu of fixes that highlights dominant conventions in your presentation to help you choose a fix
    • Set the proofing language for an entire presentation at once to fix words flagged as mispelled which are clearly not
  • Link PowerPoint and Word to Excel data with reliable links
    • Link cells and charts in Excel to shapes and text in PowerPoint / Word, and update links with the click of a button
    • Unlike native Office links, Macabacus links won’t break when the structure of your source spreadsheet changes, which it is certain to do
    • Reduced file size of presentations / documents relative to embedding workbooks required for native Office linking
    • Inline text linking in PowerPoint and Word lets you write paragraphs with figures sourced from a spreadsheet that are easy to update
    • Version control helps identify more recent versions of source files when updating links, and recommends relinking options
    • Automatic link detection supports files shared in the cloud using a service like Dropbox
  • A repository for reusable content and templates shared by all users in your organization
    • Shared libraries expedite the preparation and facilitate the standardization of presentations, spreadsheets, and documents
    • Library content can include slides (e.g., teams pages), Office shapes (e.g., icons), images (e.g., client logos), charts, and deal tombstones
    • Library templates can include presentation templates, spreadsheet templates (for use as starting points when building new models), and document templates (e.g., fax cover pages)
    • Slides inserted from the library are linked, and can be updated to the most recent version in the library with the click of a button
    • Google-like text search returns matching content instantaneously
    • Create “document groups” to categorize published templates by business unit or any other category
    • Macabacus supports 3 libraries—a personal library for individual use, and team and company libraries that can be shared
    • Locally cache remote libraries for availability offline
    • Administrative privileges are required to modify the company library
  • Working with charts in Excel has never been easier
    • Easily create complex charts used in finance and consulting, including waterfall, football field, butterfly, and Marimekko charts
    • Insert charts from your Macabacus library pre-populated with dummy data without laboring over complex chart data structures
    • Add growth rate (CAGR) arrows to column charts that update as chart data changes. Extensive formatting options give you the exact look you want
    • Add totals labels above columns in a stacked column chart with ease
    • Recolor data series in a chart to your preferred colors in two mouse clicks
    • Stack charts to create a dashboard and quickly conform the size and position of chart / plot areas for multiple charts at once
    • Work with data labels more efficiently
    • Charts created with Macabacus are 100% native—you do not need Macabacus to work with them
    • Reduce the time spent by your graphics professionals on creating and modifying charts for internal clients
  • Nearly unlimited customization possibilities meet the needs of even the largest institutions
    • Configure Macabacus settings—colors, fonts, templates, etc.—to reflect your company’s brand identity and design standard
    • Customize the behavior of many non-formatting-related tools to reflect personal or organizational workflow preferences
    • Deploy customizations to all users to conform the appearance of Office documents to a single standard and standardize the Macabacus experience for all users
    • Save settings to the cloud for consistency across all your devices
    • Expedite deployment with our customization services (at additional cost) that translate your design standard into Macabacus settings
  • Showcase your firm’s advisory engagements with tombstone slides in your client pitchbooks
    • Quickly generate tombstones slides, or “creds” pages, for your client pitchbooks that highlight advisory engagements and help your firm win new business
    • Tombstones are published to Macabacus libraries, so they can be shared across your organization for convenient access by everyone
    • Powerful filters help you find and sort tombstones that showcase transactions relevant to your pitchbook audience and topic
    • Intelligently arrange tombstones on slides based on your presentation layout and other preferences

System Requirements for Macabacus


Operating System: Windows 11, 10, and 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Space Required: 40 MB

What's new

  • Added new tool for arranging shapes inserted from the library
  • Minor agenda bug fixes
  • Fixed add-ins not entering offline mode under certain circumstances


A comment on "Macabacus for Microsoft Office"

  1. Toshko Hristov says:

    Please say to me who is a program file to stop with windows firewall?

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