//Gantt Chart Excel – Documentation – Installation & Activation
Gantt Chart Excel – Documentation – Installation & Activation

Gantt Chart Excel – Documentation – Installation & Activation


The best thing about Gantt Chart Excel is there is NO installation. Its just another macro enabled excel file that opens if you have Excel 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 on your windows PC/ notebook or Excel 2016 on your Mac (depending on the version you purchase).

Gantt Chart Excel - Installation

All you have to do is download and save the file on to your desktop or my documents folder and then Open the File and Enable Macros


Activating License Key

When you buy Gantt Excel Pro or Ultimate or Mac Ultimate, a license key is sent to you via email. This key is also available on the Downloads page when you login to Gantt Excel.

Assuming you have downloaded the Pro or Ultimate or Mac Ultimate version of the Excel file.

1. Open the file and click on Enable Macros


2. Click the Activate License button in the Gantt Tab


3. This will open up the Enter License Code popup. Enter your full name, email address and license code and click the Activate button.


4. You will see a success message. This means the file that you downloaded is unlocked to you and the license code is saved within the file.


Please note that you will need to activate the file only once. You can make a few copies for your other projects after activating the file.

5.  Save the file.

Note – Always save the file using the Save option in excel. Do not use the Save As option and just in case you do then please always save it with the extension .xlsm

Upgrade from Free Version file.

If you are upgrading from the free version file you click on the Upgrade button on the Gantt tab and the same license activation popup will show up.
Please enter the details, activate and save the file. The data that you entered in the free version will stay and you can continue to build up your project plan.



  1. This is a one time thing. You won’t have to keep adding a license every time you open the file.
  2. Do not share the license code with anyone. The license key is linked to your account only. However you may share the file with your colleagues to collaborate. They won’t need the license key to update the file.
  3. If you lose your license code you can login to Gantt Excel and visit the Downloads page to retrieve it.