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The Windows 32 bit installer performs the following functions:

1. Copies the add-in and supporting files (e.g. user guide) and uninstaller to the app folder.

2. Creates icons in the Windows Start/All Programs/ActivePrez group

3. Creates keys in the Windows Registry to initialise the add-in

From v1.13, elevated admin permissions are not required and a user can install the add-in without admin credentials.


ActivePrez requires the following to work correctly:

1. PowerPoint 2013 (32 or 64 bit) or PowerPoint 2010 (32 or 64 bit) or PowerPoint 2007. Note: PowerPoint should be closed prior to installation.

2. Window 8.x (x64 or x86) or Windows 7 (x64 or x86) or Windows Vista (x64 or x86)

3. Microsoft Office Visual Basic for Applications must be installed and enabled

Pre-Installation Checks

Close PowerPoint. Note that if ActivePrez has been installed previously and PowerPoint is open, the installer will warn of this unless SUPPRESSMSBBOXES is used.


The add-in is digitally signed with a root CA signature from Comodo as is the Installer. The verified publisher is the company that owns this website and is called YOUpresent Ltd. No PowerPoint application Trust Center security changes should be required for the add-in to run.

Default Folders

From V1.13 : the install folder is %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Add-Ins\GMARK\ActivePrez

Pre V1.13 : the install folder was %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\GMARK\ActivePrez

The default folder may be changed during the installation process.

Note: this change was made to eliminate the need for a non-admin account to use credentials from an administrator account which had the undesired effect of creating registry keys in the wrong HKCU path. If your organisation provides limited file storage space in the Roaming folder, please contact us for a version which supports the %PROGRAMFILES(x86)% location.


The installer creates keys in two primary locations:

PowerPoint add-in initialisation

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\XX.0\PowerPoint\AddIns\ActivePrez where XX is 12.0, 14.0 or 15.0

Add-In Configuration

HKCU\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\ActivePrez\Configuration

Command Line Installation

The installer supports unattended silent installation as follows:


Instructs Setup to be silent or very silent. When Setup is silent the wizard and the background window are not displayed but the installation progress window is. When a setup is very silent this installation progress window is not displayed. Everything else is normal so for example error messages during installation are displayed and the startup prompt is (if you haven’t disabled it with DisableStartupPrompt or the ‘/SP-‘ command line option explained above).

If a restart is necessary and the ‘/NORESTART’ command isn’t used (see below) and Setup is silent, it will display a Reboot now? message box. If it’s very silent it will reboot without asking.


Instructs Setup to suppress message boxes. Only has an effect when combined with ‘/SILENT’ and ‘/VERYSILENT’.

The default response in situations where there’s a choice is:

  • Yes in a ‘Keep newer file?’ situation.
  • No in a ‘File exists, confirm overwrite.’ situation.
  • Abort in Abort/Retry situations.
  • Cancel in Retry/Cancel situations.
  • Yes (=continue) in a DiskSpaceWarning/DirExists/DirDoesntExist/NoUninstallWarning/ExitSetupMessage/ConfirmUninstall situation.
  • Yes (=restart) in a FinishedRestartMessage/UninstalledAndNeedsRestart situation.

5 message boxes are not suppressible:

  • The About Setup message box.
  • The Exit Setup? message box.
  • The FileNotInDir2 message box displayed when Setup requires a new disk to be inserted and the disk was not found.
  • Any (error) message box displayed before Setup (or Uninstall) could read the command line parameters.
  • Any message box displayed by [Code] support function MsgBox.

/HELP, /?

Shows a summary of the command line options.