Add or load a PowerPoint add-in

Add-ins are supplemental programs that add commands or features to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. You can obtain add-ins for PowerPoint on Office.com or on third-party vendor web sites, or you can write your own custom add-in programs by using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)).

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To use an add-in, you first add it to the Available Add-Ins list in PowerPoint, and then load the add-in.

Add a PowerPoint add-in

You can save an add-in to your computer and then install it by adding it to the Available Add-Ins list.

  1. Click File > Options.

  2. In the PowerPoint Options dialog box, click Add-Ins.

  3. In the Manage list, click PowerPoint Add-ins, and then click Go.

  4. In the Add-Ins dialog box, click Add New.

  5. In the Add New PowerPoint Add-In dialog box, browse for the add-in that you want to add, and then click OK.

A security notice appears. If you are sure that the add-in comes from a trusted source, click Enable Macros, and then click Close.

Load a PowerPoint add-in

When you load an add-in, you start the add-in that you added to PowerPoint.

  1. Click the File > Options.

  2. In the PowerPoint Options dialog box, click Add-Ins.

  3. In the Manage list, click PowerPoint Add-ins, and then click Go.

  4. In the Available Add-Ins list, select the check box next to the add-in that you want to add, and then click Close.

Applies To: PowerPoint 2013



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