Clicksolve is a Microsoft Office Add In that integrates an Internet mapping and searching feature into several Microsoft Office programs. The programs that benefit from the Office add in are Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook.
The Office add in basically adds two new context menu entries to the right-click menu of those Microsoft Office programs which when selected will load the default Internet browser and perform the selected action. This can obviously only work if the user has selected text or data in the document at hand. The selected text can span across multiple lines or cells.
Clicksolve integrates itself automatically into the products meaning that you do not have to load it from a menu. It runs out of the box after installation.
Another interesting feature of the Microsoft Office Add in is the ability to choose the default search engine for searching and mapping from a list of available ones.
The default setting makes use of the default search engine in the preferred web browser. The user can change that setting to one or multiple search engines and mapping services. Choosing multiple services will perform a search on all selected ones if a search is initiated by the user. ClickSolve will automatically open each search in a new tab in the default web browser.
Update: the Clicksolve plugin is no longer available on the developer website. We have removed the link to it as it is no longer required. The only option you have is to run Office next to a web browser with search or mapping software open to improve the manual process. There is unfortunately no other option at this point in time than to search manually for the information you are looking for.
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