ReadMe for TonesInTune

This is the Readme for TonesInTune version 2.0
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TonesInTune is an add-in to Microsoft Excel 2010 and 2013.
TonesInTune requires Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows7 or Windows8.



  • A license key for TonesInTune is transmitted per email at the purchase. It is required for activating the add-in when Excel is started after the install. Please check your spam filter if you didn't receive an email with subject 'TonesInTune license key' after the purchase.
  • Microsoft Excel 2010, or 2013. A trial version may be installed together with Microsoft Office from
  • Installation of other Microsoft prerequisites may require the computer to be connected to the internet during install, and a reboot after installation; following prerequisites are required:
    • .NET Framework 4
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x86)
    • Visual C++ 2010 Runtime Libraries (x86))

In order to install: run setup.exe.
After installation, TonesInTune is accessible through the TonesInTune tab within Microsoft Excel.
See the documentation in TonesInTune->Help->TonesInTune Help.

Please report any unexpected behaviour and suggestions for enhancements here.

New features in version 2.0

  • TonesInTune can read MIDI files into Excel.
  • Following TonesInTune functions are available in Excel:
    • keyName
    • keyNumber
    • keyToPitch
    • fromCent
    • toCent
  • Horizontal event-layout is available in TonesInTune Setup.
  • Initial MIDI program for each part is available in TonesInTune Setup.
  • TonesInTune supports Excel 2010 and 2013. Might still work with Excel 2007 on some systems but no guarantee ..

New in version 1.1

A new format for TonesInTune's events has been introduced in version 1.1 in order to improve performance. It is now possible to work with thousands of events within a single spreadsheet. A tool for upgrading Excel files from older versions of TonesInTune is available here:

Download TinTupdateTo1.1

Known issues

  • Installing TonesInTune by running setup.exe might be blocked by the message: "A newer version of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable has been detected on the machine". Work-around: install missing prerequisites manually. Some of the following prerequisites might be missing: - and subsequently: install TonesInTune by running TonesInTune.msi.
  • Resizing or drag-and-dropping TonesInTune events with the mouse may lead to unpredictable behaviour. Work-around: don't activate events with the mouse, and deactivate any accidentally mouse-activated events by pressing <Esc>.
  • Running several instances of Excel simultaneously may confuse TonesInTune. Work-around: run only a single instance of Excel when using TonesInTune.