Lugano works with full local installations of Microsoft 365, Office 2021, 2019, 2016, 2013, and 2010 in Windows 11, 10, 8 and 7 (SP1 or later). We do not support Office 2013 or 2010, and Windows 8 or 7.
Lugano will run on Mac’s provided the desktop version of Office for Windows is installed using a Windows virtual machine for Mac. Native Office for Mac does not, and is unlikely, to support COM add-ins.
Lugano can be downloaded with any modern browser. Some corporate environments may block downloading the Lugano20.zip installer file.
If you are having difficulties downloading Lugano, consider upgrading your browser, disabling any browser plug-ins that may prevent download, checking your firewall settings, and contacting IT support for assistance.
Lugano is not available for Office on the web. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s software toolset for web-based development is currently a limited subset of the Office functionality. The full Office functionality with all the advanced features is only available on a locally installed desktop versions of Office.
Lugano installs like any other Windows software. If you are having problems with installation, please follow the steps below or refer to the detailed installation instruction in the manual with the download.
When you open the instruction manual, Lugano Manual.chm, you may receive an Open File – Security Warning from Windows. This warning is normal and is triggered by opening an internet downloaded CHM file (Microsoft Compiled HTML Help). Please select the Lugano Manual.chm file, click Properties and then click the Unblock button.
If Windows Defender SmartScreen opens, then click the More info link to display the run button, and then click Run.
The following Microsoft components may be required depending on your version of Excel. If the installer cannot download or install any missing prerequisite, please download, and install these directly from Microsoft using these links:
Uninstall Lugano via Windows Control Panel in the same way as any other Windows software. Note the configuration file will also be deleted.