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.
Don’t double click the ParticiPollMac2016.ppam file. Save it somewhere permanent on your Mac where it won’t get moved or deleted.
Run PowerPoint and click on Tools > PowerPoint Add-ins in the Apple menu to launch the Available Add-ins dialogue.
Click the plus (+) button then browse to the ParticiPollMac2016.ppam file, select it then click ‘Open’ (select ‘Enable Macros’ if prompted.)
Close the dialogue – you should now see a new ParticiPoll main menu item in your 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 in PowerPoint (restart PowerPoint if you can’t see it)
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, select Options then Add-Ins.
Select ‘PowerPoint Add-ins’ in the Manage select box at the bottom of the form and click Go.
Click Add New then browse to the downloaded ParticiPoll.ppam file and then click OK (click Trust Publisher or Enable Macros if prompted.) You should see a new ParticiPoll menu appear in PowerPoint.