Installation

Installation

Windows

After purchasing a PowerTools license, you should receive a purchase confirmation email which contains:

  • The PowerTools add-in (PowerTools.zip)
  • Your own personal license key

Follow these simple steps to activate the add-in:

  1. Download the PowerTools.zip file included with your purchase
  2. Extract the files (i.e., the top level parent folder named PowerTools inside the ZIP file) into the following folder location: %APPDATA%\Microsoft\AddIns (you can find this folder by copy-pasting its path into your Windows search)
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  1. Open PowerPoint, click the File tab, and then click Options
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  1. Select PowerPoint Add-ins from the Manage dropdown, and click Go
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  1. Click Add New
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  1. Navigate into the PowerTools folder, and then into the pptpowertools subfolder

  2. Select PowerTools.ppam (NOT "PowerTools Helper.ppam")

  3. You should now see a PowerTools tab in your PowerPoint ribbon

  4. Click on the "Activate Add-In" button in the ribbon, and enter the license key provide in your purchase confirmation email

Mac

Since Office apps on Mac are sandboxed, activating the add-in requires additional steps.

Part 1 – Create folders and copy files

  1. Open Finder. Hold the alt key, click Go followed by Library
  2. Navigate to ~/Library/Application Scripts/com.microsoft.Powerpoint and if it doesn’t exist, create the com.microsoft.Powerpoint folder
    • Press ctrl+cmd+t to add a Sidebar shortcut in Finder
    • Right click this link (opens in a new tab) and click Save Link As… (or download the "PowerTools.scpt" included with your purchase) and save the resulting PowerTools.scpt file into this folder by clicking the shortcut in the Sidebar
  3. Navigate to ~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content
    • Create a folder called Add-Ins if it doesn’t exist and within that, another called PowerTools
    • Navigate to ~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Add-Ins/PowerTools
    • Press ctrl+cmd+t to add a Sidebar shortcut in Finder
    • Download, extract, and save the PowerTools folder in the "PowerTools.zip" file included with your purchase into this folder by clicking the shortcut in the Sidebar

Part 2 – Add PowerTools to PowerPoint

  1. In Finder, navigate to the same PowerTools folder you created in step 3 above, and then into the pptpowertools folder
  2. Double click the PowerTools.ppam file to open it in PowerPoint
  3. Click Enable Macros followed by Turn Off when asked
  4. PowerTools will then be ready to download the rest of the application by clicking Go!
  5. Click ToolsMacro / Visual Basic Editor
  6. Press ctrl+cmd+g to show the Immediate pane
  7. Copy and paste the following command into the Immediate pane and press return AddIns("PowerTools").AutoLoad=msoTrue
  8. Close the Visual Basic Editor window
  9. Reload PowerPoint
  10. Click on the "Activate Add-In" button in the ribbon, and enter the license key provide in your purchase confirmation email and you’re done!

Uninstall PowerTools for Mac

To uninstall PowerTools for macOS, follow these steps:

  1. Start PowerPoint
  2. Click Tools / PowerPoint Add-ins…
  3. Select PowerTools and click the [-] icon followed by ok
  4. Open Finder and navigate to ~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Add-Ins/
  5. Delete the PowerTools folder
  6. Navigate to ~/Library/Application Scripts/com.microsoft.Powerpoint
  7. Delete the PowerTools.scpt file