Getting Started With The HAC Financial Impact Calculator™

The following instructions are for installing the calculator for the first time on a computer. For help installing calculator updates click here.


  1. Download the calculator installation file. Your purchase confirmation email contains a link to the download page. Be sure to download the correct version for your computer's operating system (Windows 7 vs. Windows 8 or 10).

  2. Double-click the (.exe) installation file to launch it. Then follow the instructions provided in the installation wizard.

License Activation

Once you have installed the calculator you will need to activate it. You will need the license key provided in your purchase confirmation email. Also you will need to be connected to the Internet.

  1. From the Windows Start menu, under the Programs list (or Apps list in Windows 10), find the entry for “Value Impact Calculators.” Expand  that folder and click on “HAC Financial Impact Calculator.”

  2. The calculator will open in Excel,  with only one sheet tab visible. You should also see a Security Warning message regarding “active content” or “macros” (see below). Choose to “Enable Content” or “Enable Macros.” 

    Screen shot of enable content message

  3. The License Activation wizard will then launch. 

    License wizard screen 1

  4. Click “Next.” 

  5. On the next screen choose “Activate my license online” and click “Next."
  6. Enter your activation key (found in your confirmation email) and click “Activate.” Once you get a message that your license is activated, click “Finish” and the wizard will close.

    (Note: If you cancel out of the License wizard at any point, and want to run it again later, first close the calculator and then re-open it. The wizard will re-start.)

  7. At this point all of the calculator worksheet tabs should be visible, as shown below.

    Activation complete  
    The Guide sheet provides a key to the different colors used for different ytpes of cells in the calculator, as well as links to further online resources.

    To begin an analysis click on the Setup sheet. 




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