How to Add Up Votes Into Powerpoint

This is a quick guide to adding audience-driven Up Vote polls into your slides. You pose a question and the audience submit free text responses and then “up vote” their favourite response. A video guide is available here.

You will need a PC or Mac running PowerPoint and a slide deck you’d like to make interactive. Register for a free ParticiPoll account then install the ParticiPoll add-in (takes less than a minute) then follow these instructions…

1. Ask a Question

Create a PowerPoint slide with a question in your slide title. You can format this however you like.

2. Insert an Up Vote

Press “Insert Up Vote” on the ParticiPoll toolbar in PowerPoint. A placeholder results chart and a vote count box will appear in your slide. You can resize or reformat the chart but don’t edit the count square.

3. Login to ParticiPoll

Press “Start Polling” on the ParticiPoll toolbar and login to start the polling session.

4. Start Your Presentation

Start your presentation the normal way by pressing F5 or the “Start From Beginning” button on the PowerPoint Slide Show menu.

5. Prepare Your Audience

Send the audience to your voting page on their devices (any web browser will do). Try using our QR Code generator and also customising your voting page.

6. Collect Votes

When you reach the Up Vote slide in your presentation, each audience member can respond with their own answer or up vote someone else’s. You’ll see a live count of the votes cast (PC only).

7. Moderate Responses (Optional)

Visit on your smart phone or tablet (not your presentation machine) to view and moderate responses before they are displayed.

8. Show Results!

Once everyone has voted, press space, right-arrow or mouse-click (single press only) like you’re going to the next slide – your  results will appear live in your PowerPoint slide!