Menu:

Links:

Use these links to navigate the FAQ:

Next:
What they're saying about PPTools

Previous:
Need a custom add-in for PowerPoint?

Main FAQ page

Updated
7/25/2016

Microsoft MVP Logo

How to install PPTools and demos

Once you've downloaded any of the PPTools from our download page, you need to install it.

Get PowerPoint ready

PowerPoint 2010

  1. Start PowerPoint.
  2. Click File then click Options on the menu that appears.
  3. At the left of the PowerPoint dialog box that appears, click Trust Center, then click Trust Center Settings...
  4. In the Trust Center dialog box that appears, click Add-ins, then remove the check next to each of the three checkboxes there.
  5. Click Macro Settings, then click Disable all macros with notification.
  6. Click OK then click OK again..
  7. Quit PowerPoint.

PowerPoint 2007

  1. Start PowerPoint.
  2. Click the Office Button then click PowerPoint Options (at the bottom of the menu that appears).
  3. At the left of the PowerPoint dialog box that appears, click Trust Center, then click Trust Center Settings...
  4. In the Trust Center dialog box that appears, click Add-ins, then remove the check next to each of the three checkboxes there.
  5. Click Macro Settings, then click Disable all macros with notification.
  6. Click OK then click OK again..
  7. Quit PowerPoint.

PowerPoint 2003 and previous:

  1. Start PowerPoint.
  2. From the main menu bar, choose Tools, Macro, Security.
  3. Click the "Security Level" tab and choose High, Medium or Low.
  4. Click the "Trusted Sources" tab and put a check next to "Trust all installed add-ins and templates". Click OK.
  5. Quit PowerPoint.

Run the installer

For any version of PowerPoint:

  1. Double-click the icon for the PPTools installer you downloaded.
  2. The installer will automatically choose an appropriate folder for PPTools, depending on your Windows version and whether or not you've previously installed any PPTools add-ins.
  3. Start PowerPoint, your new PPTool will be installed and ready to use

Please don't improvise your own "improved" installation procedures.

Don't double-click .PPA files. Don't add them via the Tools, Add-ins dialog.

This won't work. It will make messes.

To uninstall PPTools

If you need to uninstall PPTools for any reason, please see these instructions.

[Previous] [Home] [Next]