Render Installation

  • Uninstall any previous versions of fxRender and close any running copies of Microsoft Excel (see Uninstall).

  • Click the following button:
    Download Installer
  • or goto: to directly obtain a copy of setup.exe.

  • Locate fxRender_Setup.exe within the download directory and double click to start the installation.

    Finding your downloads

    • In Chrome and Firefox recent downloads are shown in the status bar along the bottom of the browser. Simply double click fxRender_Setup
    • In Internet Explorer a white/orange bar will appear from the bottom of the browser with options to 'Run', 'Save' or 'Cancel'. Select the 'Run' option.
    • Alternatively, open the the Windows 'File Explorer' program and select the 'Downloads' folder, which is usually in Favorites.

  • Depending on your security settings and version of Windows, you will most likely see the following dialog box. This is normal and you should accept this if the Publisher is 'Zyba Limited'.
    Security Warning
    fxRender installer security confirmation
  • Click the 'Install' button. Once the installation is complete you should see:
    Security Warning
    Installer completion dialog
  • After installation of fxRender a new ribbon will appear within Microsoft Excel:
    fxRender Ribbon
    fxRender Ribbon in Excel 2016
  • On starting Excel fxRender will automatically try to register your computer and start a free trial.
  • If, however, you see the Network button on the toolbar then the program is having difficulty connecting to the Internet, so please check your internet connection. You can also configure network settings within fxRender options.
  • Proxy Configuration

    fxRender needs to connect to the Internet to activate and register the product, which includes downloading a valid licence key.

    The appl tries to automatically find an external connection to the Internet. However, for better speed, we recommend you configure the settings according to your network (this may need support from your IT department or system administrators).

    Making Changes

    • You can always make changes to Network Settings by clicking the (network) button, which appears under the 'Help' drop-down menu on the toolbar. If there is no current network connection you will see a larger button on the toolbar.
    • The default is 'Use IE proxy settings', which typically finds a connection - this could lead to a slower connection, so should be avoided if possible.
    • If you are connected directly to the Internet, then the fastest option is 'No Proxy'.
    • If you are in a company and know the name of the 'Proxy server' (ask IT), then 'Manual proxy setting' is best.
    • If your corporate network is configured correctly, then 'Use proxy auto-detection (WPAD Protocol). This should automatically find a PAC file with appropriate proxy settings for your location. PAC files are ideal for users who are routinely moving around.
  • fxRender should now be installed and available when-ever you start Microsoft Excel.
  • See the Documentation for detailed help and examples.
  • If you have any problems or suggestions, please contact us.

Note: If you are installing fxRender on a machine without Internet access (perhaps you have a restricted or secure private network) our standard installer will not work. So please contact us to obtain the appropriate software.

Otherwise, please ensure the additional components (listed below) are available on your system:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework:
  • Microsoft .NET Framework

    The Microsoft .NET Framework (pronounced dot net) is a software framework developed by Microsoft that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. The .NET Framework is intended to be used by most new applications created for the Windows platform.

    It is essential for fxRender to work, as it provides functionality for the user interface, data access, cryptography, numeric algorithms, and network communications.

    The fxRender installer should automatically install this. However, if you need to install this manually, then the follow minimum versions are needed:

  • Excel .NET Programmability Support must be installed to enable Primary Interop Assemblies (PIAs) for your version of Excel. If during the original installation of Microsoft Excel this option was deselected or Excel was installed before the .NET Frameworks, then follow these steps:
  • Excel .NET Programmability Support

    • Open the Control Panel (Windows Start - Control Panel)
      • If you are in 'Category' view, select 'Programs'
    • Select 'Programs and Features'
    • Find 'Microsoft Office 2010'
    • Right click and select 'Change'
    • Change option
    • Select 'Add or Remove Features':
    • Change: add or remove features
    • Select the .NET Programmability Support, and enable 'Run from My Computer':
    • Change: add or remove features

    Alternatively the PIAs can be downloaded and installed from Microsoft:

Should you need to uninstall fxRender:

  • From the Windows 'Start Menu' search for 'Add or remove programs'.
  • Find the 'fxRender' package under the list of 'Apps & features'.
  • Click on fxRender and select 'Uninstall'.
  • Repeat the above if you have still have over version of fxRender listed.