OfficeTab Adds Tabs To Microsoft Office

OfficeTab Adds Tabs To Microsoft Office

Windows only: Microsoft Office plug-in OfficeTab adds tabbed document support to Excel, Word, and PowerPoint—one can only wonder why Microsoft doesn’t include this feature by default.

Once you’ve installed OfficeTab, you can head into the settings panel, where you can enable or disable tabbed support in each application, move the tabs to the side or bottom, and change the appearance of the tabs with a number of styles to choose from. You can right-click the tab bar to add a new document tab, and each time you open a document it will be added to a new tab automatically.

OfficeTab is a free download for Windows only, and while it was created by a Chinese programmer, the download itself contains an English version. Readers should note that on our test machine, at least, we got a Visual Studio setup prompt every time we opened an Office application after setting up this plug-in—but your mileage may vary.

OfficeTab (Translated Page) [ExcelFans via Download Squad]


  • Finally! Why the hell did it take a Chinese programmer to come up with this?

    For those of us that need to keep multiple docs or spreadsheets open at any given time, this is an absolute godsend.

    The configurable options are very good, including 11 difference tab styles. Being a dedicated Firefox user, I was very please with the automatic support of middle-click to close an open tab.

    No sign of any Visual Studio prompts.

  • Nice application. The only thing I wish it had was the ability to drag a tab outside of Word and turn it into a new instance that can be pushed to a second instance of the Office app and/or second monitor. It’s a common browser thing if you want to have two webpages visible at the same time.

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