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Add-ins are supplemental programs that add custom commands or custom features to Office programs.

You can obtain add-ins for PowerPoint at Popular Office downloads or on third-party vendor websites. If you are a developer, you can write your own custom add-in programs by using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). For more information, see PowerPoint Solutions.

Add a PowerPoint add-in

If you download an add-in or if a co-worker or friend sends you an add-in, you can save it to your computer and then install the add-in by adding it to the Available Add-Ins list.

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Options.

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

  3. In the Manage list at the bottom of the dialog box, 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.

  6. A security notice appears. If you are certain 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 File > Options, and then click Add-Ins.

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

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

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