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How to make available a powerpoint macro for all users

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Hi All,

We need to run a macro in powerpoint but available to all users .

Just like in Excel we have XLSTART folder where we can put macros , which gets available for every one.

Any help is much appreciated.
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Question by:ahmeds1277
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by:slubek
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Default Powerpoint presentation is a file named Blank.potx (Office 2007+).
You have to save it in
C:\Users\[YourUserName]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates (it depends on Windows and Office version).
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Jamie Garroch earned 500 total points
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You can do this in one of two ways. Firstly, save it as a the default macro enabled template file (blank.potm) in the correct folder (pushing it to all users via your IT team's group policy). You can also create an application add-in by saving it as a .ppam file and installing it on all machines (that's better as it prevents the user from changing the default template file).

How to save as a macro-enabled template file in PowerPoint 2013


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Click File | Save As

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Click Computer followed by Browse

3.

Choose PowerPoint Template (*.potx) in the Save as type: drop down.

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Make sure the folder shown is C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates instead

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Save the file as Blank.potm

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Close and reopen PowerPoint to see your macro enabled template

How to save as an add-in


The steps are the same as above except the file type is .ppam and the folder for add-ins is:
C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\AddIns
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