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Office Code Compatibility Inspector (OCCI): Office Compatibility

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  • Version: 2.2
  • Category: Tool
  • Language: English

The Microsoft Office Code Compatibility Inspector helps you troubleshoot compatibility issues in your Microsoft Visual Basic for Application (VBA) Macros and add-ins. Use this tool to inspect VBA code that you created in previous versions of Microsoft Office.

  • The Microsoft Office Code Compatibility Inspector for is designed to help update Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and Visual Studio Tools for Office code so that it is compatible with Office 2010 and Office Pro Plus for Office 365. It consists of four add-ins that load, one add-in per application, in Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Word 2010, and Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010.

    The Inspector does not correct code; it inspects code, and then comments specific lines of code that reference items in the object model that have been changed, removed, or deprecated. You can then modify the code based on the comments, or use the links that are provided in the comments to view topics on the Web that are pertinent to a particular line of your code.


Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

FileSHA1 HashSize
OCCI-Release.EXEf79de86b5cbb904d41f53d1eb2ea92b7b352790f1.97 MB
OfficeCompatUpdate1_ReleaseNotes.docx439a183e7fcb7ee25063cbea942b73a478c9712a440 KB
OfficeCompatUpdate1_ReleaseNotes.xps62c2013bd5674c7daedd5735287632d1dd74fd48314 KB

This download includes .xps files. XPS was a Microsoft document format intended to replace PDF. To view these files, you may need to install the XPS Essentials Pack.

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2

    • In addition, you must have the following applications installed:
      • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later
      • Microsoft Office 2010 or Microsoft Office Professional Plus from Office 365
    • This tool checks compatibility for code written for the following Office applications for use with Microsoft Office 2010:
      • Microsoft Office 97
      • Microsoft Office 2000
      • Microsoft Office XP
      • Microsoft Office 2003
      • 2007 Microsoft Office system

Installation Instructions

    1. Download the file by clicking the Download link (above) and saving the file to your hard disk drive.
    2. Double-click the OCCI_Release.exe program file on your hard disk drive to start the setup program.
    3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

    Instructions for use:
    For instructions, see: Office 2010 Code Compatibility Inspector User Guide (

    Removal of this download:
    1. On the Start menu, point to Settings and then click Control Panel.
    2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
    3. In the list of currently installed programs, select program name here and then click Remove or Add/Remove. If a dialog box appears, follow the instructions to remove the program.
    4. Click Yes or OK to confirm that you want to remove the program.

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