We've had a couple people report recently that they are trying to use OCCI but the Inspect VBA Project option never shows up in the Developer ribbon. When installed correctly, OCCI will add the following buttons to the Developer ribbon, like this:

If you have installed OCCI but it's not showing up in the Developer ribbon, OCCI might be disabled or installed incorrectly. Here are a few things to try:

  • Check to see if the Microsoft Office 2010 Code Compatibility Inspector folder exists under c:\Program Files or c:\Program Files (x86). It it does not, OCCI did not get installed properly.
  • Verify that you installed OCCI as an administrator and that you have the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 installed.

You can also verify that OCCI was installed correctly by checking the following locations.

On the splash screen when the application is launched:


In the Options dialog box for the application (OCCI is listed in File => Options =>Add-ins): 


If you installed OCCI but it's not showing up in the Add-ins list, it's possible that the add-in was disabled. For example, the add-in may have been disabled if you clicked Yes after seeing the following message: "Word experienced a serious problem with the 'Word 2010 Code Compatibility Inspector' add-in. If you have seen this message multiple times, you should disable this add-in and check to see if an update is available. Do you want to disable this add-in?"

Disabled add-ins are hidden by default but you can view them by selecting Disabled Items in the Manage drop-down menu shown below. For instructions on re-enabling add-ins, see How to: Re-enable an Add-in That Has Been Disabled on MSDN.


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