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What is an add-in?

    It is easiest to think of an add-in as a macro that stays with the PowerPoint program instead of the individual presentation.  They can be rather useful for completing recurrent tasks on multiple presentation files.  For instance, if I have a frequent need to add a drop shadow all the text in a series of presentations, then I could write an add-in and have it execute from one of the  buttons on a tool bar.  Because it is an add-in, it will open when PowerPoint opens and always be available on the machine.

    Which is one of the key points with an add-in.  They are machine based.  That means that an add-in that you install on your machine will not travel with a presentation to a new machine.  The add-in will need to be installed on the new machine separately.  Conversely, a macro travels with the presentation and will be available (depending on the machines security level) when the presentation opens.

    A macro stays with the presentation; an add-in stays with the machine.

 

My Add-ins:

 

Slide Into Word

PowerPoint add-in that replaces and enhances the native 'Send To Word' function.  It has multiple options that increase the usability while keeping the low output file size and fast function speed.

 
Slide XX of YY

Free PowerPoint add-in that adds the ability to display 'Slide 4 of 12' style page numbering on the bottom of all the slides.  This add-in also has a function that allows the user to save a selection of slides as a new presentation.

 
Jumper

Free PowerPoint add-in that adds the ability to immediately jump to a slide in edit view.  Be sure to read the "How to install an add-in".

   

Finger Tips

This is a free add-in that will simply open a handy directory where you can store links, files, or whatever in for later easy retrieval.  The items you store will be at your "Finger Tips".  Be sure to read the "How to install an add-in".

 

Shadow Text

This is a free add-in that adds a slight black drop shadow to text on all the slides in a presentation.  Be sure to read the "How to install an add-in".

 

MoveMe

This is a free add-in that will automatically add the controls and code required to manually move any picture/text/object on a slide during an active presentation.  You will need to allow PowerPoint to change VBA code by selecting Tools -> Macro -> Security -> Trusted Sources -> Trust access to Visual Basic Project.  Be sure to read the "How to install an add-in".

 

ReOpen

This free add-in remembers what presentations you have open whenever PowerPoint is closed, and gives you the option of reopening them when PowerPoint next opens.  It will only work in PowerPoint 2002 (XP) and newer, but can be rather useful.  For this add-in to function, the following option must be set:  Tools Options View Uncheck 'Windows in Taskbar'.  Be sure to read the "How to install an add-in".

Word Count Plus

This is a free add-in that will automatically count the number of words, letters, spaces, punctuation marks, etc. on your slides and in your notes.  Be sure to read the "How to install an add-in".

Note View Hyperlinks

This is a free (but not fully tested yet) add-in that will give you the option to activate a website address when selected within the notes page.  The add-in can be turned on or off from within the tools menu.  As of now, it is limited to activating com, org and biz domain addresses.  Be sure to read the "How to install an add-in".

Multi-line footers

A ZIP-compressed free add-in that will allows for multiple lines of text within the slide footer.  The add-in is activates from within the tools menu.  Be sure to read the "How to install an add-in".

NoteChord

A ZIP-compressed free add-in that will print your presentation in Notes Page format.  What makes this special is that it will add additional pages to print the overflow from any notes page.  The add-in is activates from within the tools menu.  Be sure to read the "How to install an add-in".

 

Timber!

Its a logger, folks.  A ZIP-compressed free add-in that logs the times a Presentation is opened, a Slide Show started, which slides are displayed and when, then stores it all in a simple text file in the same folder as the presentation. The add-in is activates/de-activates from within the tools menu.  Be sure to read the "How to install an add-in".

Alt 3-ups

This will print alternate sided 3-up handouts.  Kinda cool fun.  Could save paper if your printer can handle it.  Be sure to read the "How to install an add-in".

 

Table Decimal tab tool

This simple add-in inserts decimal tabs into a table column.  This makes a column of decimal numbers look much better.  Activate this add-in from the PowerPoint tools menu.  This is just a trial, feedback will improve the final version.  Be sure to read the "How to install an add-in".

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add-ins I recommend:

    This is not a complete list, just a few off the top of my head that I strongly suggest every PowerPoint user look at.

 

    PPTools - A toolbox full of neat gadgets and required assistance.

    Hand-out Wizard - Shyam's excellent handout designing tool

    Secure Pack - Protect your intellectual property

    Event Generator - Event triggers for PowerPoint

    Image Importing Wizard - Photo Album on steroids, great stuff.

    PowerShow - If one is good, two shows is better

    PFC Media - The only sure thing in PowerPoint Multimedia

   

   

 

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