FastExcel FAQ

What is FastExcel V3?

  • FastExcel V3 is a family of Excel addins to help you speed up, maintain and cleanup your workbooks.
  • FastExcel has 3 main components:
    • FastExcel V3 Profiler: Profiling tools to find and measure calculation and memory bottlenecks in your workbooks.
    • FastExcel V3 Manager: Formula Indenter/Editer/Viewer, Workbook Cleaner and Name Manager tools to help you develop, debug, manage and maintain your workbooks.
    • FastExcel V3 SpeedTools: 90 high-performance multi-threaded functions to speed up your workbooks.
  • All 3 components give you additional Calculation Modes and timing tools to help you calculate only the minimum required.

Help! The FastExcel licensing wizard says I have used up all my activations.

  • Each activation is tied to the name of the PC.
    If you reinstall the operating system or change the name of your PC you should first release the FastExcel license (Excel->FastExcel->Licenses->Release These Licenses).
    But if you did not release the license before reinstalling or changing the name you can use our QLM Self Help Webpage to manage your activations

Managing your License Activations

You can manage your license activations using this webpage:
The webpage allows you to:

  • Get information about the PCs your license is activated on.
  • Activate and Deactivate a License remotely.

What are the individually licensable products in the FastExcel V3 family?

  • Profiler: Profiling tools to find and measure calculation and memory bottlenecks in your workbooks.
  • Manager: Formula Indenter/Editer/Viewer, Workbook Cleaner and Name Manager tools to help you develop, debug, manage and maintain your workbooks.
  • SpeedTools Lookups: A family of high-performance lookup functions
  • SpeedTools Filters: A family of high-performance filtering functions used to replace common array and SUMPRODUCT formulas
  • SpeedTools Extras: Addition Mathematical, Logical, Array, Test and Information functions.
  • SpeedTools Calc: The FastExcel V3 base product. Provides additional calculation modes and timing tools.

What bundled combinations of FastExcel V3 products can I buy?

  • A license for SpeedTools Calc (the FastExcel V3 base product) is included with each license for any of the other FastExcel V3 products.
  • The FastExcel V3 Bundle licenses ALL of the FastExcel V3 products.
  • The SpeedTools Bundle licenses ALL of the SpeedTools licenses.

If I use FastExcel V3 to develop/change a workbook, will it work on a PC without FastExcel V3 installed?

  • Yes, unless you have used the SpeedTools additional high-performance functions (AVLOOKUP2, MEMMATCH, FILTER.IFS etc), in which case you will need to have the appropriate SpeedTools components installed.
  • The additional calculation modes will also not be available unless you have SpeedTools Calc installed, but the workbook will revert to the standard Excel calculation modes.

What Versions of Excel does FastExcel V3 support?

  • Excel 2003 (Office 11), Excel 2007 (Office 12), Excel 2010 (32-bit and 64 bit versions), Excel 2013 (32-bit and 64-bit versions), Excel 2016 and Office 365(32-bit and 64-bit versions).

Will FastExcel V3 work when I upgrade to the latest version of Excel?

  • You should reinstall FastExcel V3 (double-click the Install package) after you have upgraded.

What Operating Systems does FastExcel V3 support?

  • Any Microsoft® Windows version that supports one of the required Excel versions.
  • FastExcel V3 has been tested with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
  • FastExcel V3 supports 32-bit Excel with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows, and 64-bit Excel with 64-bit Windows.
  • Mac operating systems and Excel Versions are not supported.

What is the latest version of FastExcel V3?

  • The latest version of FastExcel V3 is build 236.656.793.380 (Base, Profiler, Manager, SpeedTools)
  • There is a one-time upgrade offer for holders of a valid FastExcel V2 license.
  • All V3 license holders can download and reinstall the latest build of FastExcel V3.

How much does FastExcel V3 cost?

  • There are a wide range of licenses available: see here for details.
  • There are substantial discounts for multiple licenses: see here for details.

What is the 30-day money-back guarantee?

  • If FastExcel V3 does not perform substantially as described on this website and in the FastExcel V3 documentation we will refund your purchase price in full if notified within 30 days of Purchase. Terms and Conditions apply.

How do I know what the price is in Japanese Yen or Australian Dollars?

  • Prices are set in 3 base currencies: USD, GBP and EUR. The price in other currencies is calculated from the base USD price using FastSpring exchange rates. Before you confirm your purchase you will see the price in your chosen currency.

Is there any other way of buying FastExcel V3 other than online by credit card?

  • To keep prices and administration costs as low as possible the preferred method of purchasing FastExcel is online using a credit card. After the purchase has completed you will be e-mailed a receipt. Corporate customers usually purchase using this method and claim using personal expenses if they have used their own card.
  • For purchases over £100 or $200 (or equivalent in other currencies) we also accept Purchase Orders from recognised companies.

What do I get when I buy FastExcel V3?

  • You get one or more license codes to use with the downloaded install package.

What does the download Install package contain?

  • The FastExcel V3 programs.
  • The contextual Help files for both FastExcel V3 and Optimising Calculations.
  • Manuals in Adobe Acrobat PDF format for both FastExcel V3 and Optimising Calculations
  • A copy of the end-user license.
  • The Readme file

How do I install FastExcel V3?

  • Doubleclick the downloaded install package and follow the instructions from the installation wizard. See Installing FastExcel for details of the installation options and using the FastExcel Uninstall.

How do I get FastExcel V3 revision and fixes?

  • Revisions and fixes to Version 3 of FastExcel will be available for download from this site at no additional charge to holders of a valid and current FastExcel V3 license.

What support do you provide for FastExcel?

  • See FastExcel Support and the FastExcel License terms and conditions.

Does FastExcel V3 modify the Windows Registry?

  • Yes: the FastExcel installer requires Administrative privileges to be able to install FastExcel

Where can I find out more about FastExcel?

Help! I have lost/can't find my license code/installation password or
My license code e-mail never arrived.

Check the e-mail we sent to your e-mail address. If you still can't find it send an e-mail to, containing:

  • The e-mail address you gave when purchasing.
  • Your name.
  • Company Name.
  • Date of Purchase.
  • Currency used for Purchase.

When we have verified that the purchase took place we will e-mail you the license code again.

Help! The download of FastExcel failed or did not complete.

  • Try downloading the FastExcel install package again.

How long will it take to download the FastExcel Install package?

  • The package is about 30 MB.
  • Download time depends on the speed of your Internet Connection and the load on the Internet.

What are the terms and conditions of the FastExcel User License?

I do not have Acrobat Reader installed. Where can I get it?

You can download the latest version of Acrobat Reader free from Adobe.


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