In this tutorial I discuss how to add Wikipedia Add-ins to MS Word and Excel. By adding this Wikipedia Add-in to MS office, you can search Wikipedia articles from the selected text in the document. The best part is that it can automatically search for Wikipedia articles after you select the text. This add-on offers Wikipedia browser functionality within Microsoft Office.
You can also turn off this auto search feature and choose to view only images. You can easily jump to a specific part of a Wikipedia article. Apart from that, you can also easily insert text from Wikipedia articles into your document. When you enter text from a Wikipedia article, it automatically cites the source of the article as well. This Wikipedia add-in is compatible with Excel 2022, Word 2022 and above on Windows.
How to Use the Wikipedia Add-in in Word and Excel
First of all download the Wikipedia Add-in for Ms Office from here, after adding it to MS Office, you will see the Wikipedia task pane in the interface. By default, its auto search feature is turned on, which means it will automatically search for Wikipedia articles whenever you select text in a document. It also gives you the option to turn off this auto search feature. If auto search is turned off then select the word to search on Wikipedia and then select this add-in from the options “Apps for Office” on the Insert tab.
To search Wikipedia articles of a specific term in your document, simply select it and Wikipedia search results will be displayed in the Wikipedia task pane, as shown in the screenshot below.
The best part is that you can browse Wikipedia articles easily. Switch to the Sections tab of the Wikipedia task pane to view the full layout of Wikipedia articles. You can even click on a Wikipedia article link and it will be displayed in the same region. You can use back button for easy navigation but there is no button to move to previous Wikipedia article. The Wikipedia add-in interface is shown in the screenshot below.
As I mentioned, you can also choose to view only images. Just switch to the image tab to see the image.
You can also turn off its auto search function from the search bar by means of uncheck next to “auto search“, as shown in the image below.
You can easily insert Wikipedia article text into your Word document or Excel sheet. To do that, you have to simply select the text from the Wikipedia article and then click on the “+” which appears, as you can see in the screenshot below. It then inserts the selected text into the document with its source, right at the cursor you placed.
You can also insert images from Wikipedia articles in your document. For that, simply switch to the image tab and then click the “+Then the Wikipedia image will be added into the document and also cite the Wikipedia image source as well.
This Wikipedia add-in is free from Microsoft Office and especially for MS Word and Excel which lets you search Wikipedia articles within Office.
With this, you can easily insert text from Wikipedia articles into Word documents and Excel sheets and automatically cite Wikipedia sources as well. It can be useful for students and professionals to do research work in MS Office by citing text and images from Wikipedia articles into their documents.