To use ParticiPoll, you need to install an add-in for PowerPoint. This is completely safe and really easy to do and we have a version for customers who do not have installation rights.
The ParticiPoll add-in is compatible with PowerPoint for PC on Microsoft Office versions 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365. It is also available for Mac on Microsoft Office version 2016. You can install the add-in on more than one computer but we advise against sharing your account.
Please note: Due to a limitation in the code platform of Office for Mac, the add-in does not display a live count of votes as they come in. Display of actual poll results and all other features function normally as per the PC version. If you’re not allowed to directly download .PPAM files you can download a zipped version here.
Do not double click to run the ParticiPollMac2016.ppam file as this won’t directly install ParticiPoll
Save ParticiPollMac2016.ppam (unzipping it if necessary) somewhere permanent on your computer where it won’t get moved or deleted.
Run PowerPoint 2016 and click on Tools > PowerPoint Add-ins in the Apple menu
Click the plus (+) button in the Available add-ins dialogue box
Browse to the ParticiPollMac2016.ppam file that you unzipped and saved. Select it then click ‘Open’.
Select ‘Enable Macros’ if prompted.
Click ‘OK’ to close the Available add-ins dialogue box.
You should now see a new ParticiPoll main menu item in PowerPoint
Windows 8 users: if you get a “Windows protected your PC” alert, select “More info” then “Run anyway”. If you’re not allowed to download EXE files you can download a zipped version here.
Double-click the downloaded setup.exe file to start the installation process.
If you see a ‘Publisher has been verified’ dialogue box, select ‘Install’.
Once the install is finished you should see a new ParticiPoll menu item when you run PowerPoint
If you can’t see the new ParticiPoll menu item, close and restart PowerPoint.
Didn’t work or not allowed to install? Try our alternative version which doesn’t require install permission.
Please note: Windows 8 users: if you get a “Windows protected your PC” alert, select “More info” then “Run anyway”. If you’re not allowed to directly download .PPAM macro files you can download a zipped version here.
Save the downloaded ParticiPoll.ppam file somewhere permanent where it won’t get moved or deleted.
Run PowerPoint, click the File menu, click the Options button and then click Add-Ins.
In the Manage select box, click PowerPoint Add-ins, and then click Go.
In the Add-Ins dialog box, click Add New.
In the Add New PowerPoint Add-In dialog box, browse to the ParticiPoll.ppam file you have just downloaded and then click OK.
If a security notice appears, click Trust Publisher or Enable Macros then click Close.
IMPORTANT: You must now close down and restart PowerPoint, at which point you should see the ParticiPoll menu in the PowerPoint main menu.