Barchart Excel User Guide
For additional help getting started using Barchart Excel, please visit our Support Guide.
How do I contact your Support Team?
Need help? Please email us at excel_support@barchart.com.
Where can I find the Barchart Excel download?
The setup file for Barchart Excel is located here.
Do I need to install new updates of Barchart Excel for each new release?
No. We leverage technology from Microsoft called ClickOnce which provides an auto-update option whenever a new release is pushed to production.
Do I need Admin rights in order to install Barchart Excel?
Yes and no. The install package checks to see if the .NET Framework 4.7.2 or later and VSTO are currently installed, and this preliminary check requires Admin rights. If your PC meets the minimum requirements for .NET and VSTO but you don’t have Admin rights, you can still install Barchart Excel by opening this link in Internet Explorer.
What are the minimum software requirements for running Barchart Excel?

This product works on Microsoft Excel and not other similar programs or spreadsheets.

The minimum software requirements for Barchart Excel are as follows:

  • Microsoft Windows 8 or Windows 10
  • Microsoft Excel 2013, Excel 2016 or Excel 2019
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 or later
What are the minimum hardware requirements for running Barchart Excel?

The minimum software requirements for Barchart Excel are as follows:

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
  • 2 gigabyte (GB) of RAM for 32-bit or 4 GB for 64-bit
  • 16 GB hard disk space
  • 800 x 600 display
Is Barchart Excel firewall friendly?
Yes. Barchart Excel uses a communications protocol called WebSockets which provides a persistent connection between a client and server in a firewall friendly manner.
Does Barchart Excel run on Office 365?
It does, but the downloaded version of Excel 2019 is required as the browser based version of Excel for Office 365 does not support RTD.
Does Barchart Excel run on a Mac?
The Barchart Excel add-in utilizes something called RTD which is inherent to Microsoft Excel on the Windows OS. While it doesn’t run natively on a Mac, you may run it on a Windows virtual such as Parallels, Virtualbox or one of the many virtuals which allow you to run Windows on a Mac.