How to enable or disable add-ins in PowerPoint 2010

Sometimes we may be interested to remove or disable PowerPoint add-ins that were previously installed. We can do this in PowerPoint 2010 by entering PowerPoint options and then opening the PowerPoint add-in tab.

Open PowerPoint and then choose File -> Options to enter the Options Window. You will see a window like this one:

Here you can control what PowerPoint add-ins are installed and manage the addins by clicking Go button. Make sure you choose COM Add-ins, PowerPoint Add-ins, Actions or Disabled Items to manage the proper addins. This can be very convenient for example if we need to remove unused addins from PowerPoint to fix performance issues or PowerPoint not responding problem.

In this window we can filter by active, inactive addins, document related addins and disabled items.

  • Active add-ins: Lists the extensions that are registered and currently running in your Office program.
  • Inactive Application Add-ins. Lists the add-ins that are present on your computer but are not currently loaded. For example, smart tags or XML Schemas are active only when the document that references them is open. Another example is the COM add-ins that are listed in the COM Add-ins dialog box
  • Document Related Add-ins. Lists template files that are referenced by currently open documents.
  • Disabled Application Add-ins. Lists add-ins that were automatically disabled because they are causing Office programs to crash.

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