Microsoft Office Addin

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The Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office allows license information to be embedded in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents.


Creative Commons does not provide support for this product. There is a feedback email on the product download page; please report any problems there.


The installer for the Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office may be downloaded from Microsoft.

Adding Licenses to Office Documents

After the Office Addin is installed, the File menu will contain a Creative Commons command.

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Click the command and the license wizard will start.

Selecting the license properties.

After selecting the license properties, the text and hyperlink will be inserted into the document.

Inserted license text.

In addition to inserting the text, properties are added to the document indicating your license selection. If you attempt to license the same document twice, you will be prompted to confirm overwritting the existing license information.

System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Windows Server 2003
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
  • MS declared supported OS which in fact didn't work (The installer won't work under these OS)
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows 98
    • Windows ME
    • Windows NT
  • This download works with the following Office applications:
    • Microsoft Office Excel
    • Microsoft Office PowerPoint
    • Microsoft Office Word

Including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word in the following Office versions:

  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2010