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What add-ins are loaded/installed?

Problem

You suspect that an installed add-in may be causing problems but you don't have any suspicious add-ins listed in the Tools | Addins dialog box in PPT 2003 and previous or in PPT 2007 when you click Office Button | PowerPoint Options | Add-ins.

Best bet if you haven't upgraded to PowerPoint 2007

This new utility program from PowerPoint MVP Chirag Dalal runs outside PowerPoint. As yet, it's not updated for PowerPoint 2007 but we highly recommend it for previous versions.

Some notes from Chirag, its author:

VBA can help, even with PowerPoint 2007

This bit of code will tell you what PPA addins are installed, including the ones that aren't on the Tools, Add-ins list. It will list some but not necessarily all COM add-ins as well.
Between this and the listing of COM add-ins you can get from Office Button | PowerPoint Options | Add-ins, you'll get a better picture of what add-ins are installed. It's still possible for COM add-ins to hide themselves from this list though.

Sub ListAddins()

    Dim oAddin As AddIn
    Dim oCOMAddin As COMAddIn
    Dim sAddins As String

    sAddins = "Standard Add-ins" & vbCrLf & "================" & vbCrLf
    For Each oAddin In Application.AddIns
        sAddins = sAddins & oAddin.Name & vbCrLf  & vbTab & oAddin.FullName & vbCrLf
    Next oAddin

    sAddins = sAddins & vbCrLf & "COM Add-ins" & vbCrLf & "============" & vbCrLf
    For Each oCOMAddin In Application.COMAddIns
        sAddins = sAddins & oCOMAddin.ProgID & vbCrLf & vbTab & oCOMAddin.Description & vbcrlf
    Next oCOMAddin

    MsgBox sAddins

End Sub

How do I use this code?

  1. Open a PowerPoint presentation
  2. Press ALT+F11 to start PowerPoint's VBA editor.
  3. In the VBA editor, make sure that your presentation is highlighted in the left-hand pane.
  4. Choose Insert, Module from the menu bar to insert a new code module.
  5. Copy the code from above and paste it into the new code module.
  6. Press F5 to run your code.

Tip: Once you see the messagebox that lists installed add-ins, press Ctrl+Shift+C to copy the info. You can then use Ctrl+V to paste it into an email or newsgroup reply, or paste into Notepad and print so you have a list for your own use.

How to disable or uninstall add-ins

Check with the add-in's author to learn of any special procedures you should follow.

In general, you can temporarily disable most add-ins by renaming their files. Quit PowerPoint then rename the PPA files from the list above; the simplest thing is to change their file extensions from .PPA to .PPB.


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Last update 07 June, 2011
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