Installing the add-in will allow you to search, browse your local presentations for slides from within PowerPoint. It will also provide image search and add, both from your computer and from the internet.
To start using the Slide Executive Desktop Add-in follow these steps:
- You need to have PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 (32-bit versions) for Microsoft® Windows® installed on your computer. 64-bit PowerPoint versions, earlier versions of PowerPoint, and PowerPoint for Mac, are not supported.
- You will need to have a machine with Microsoft® Windows 7®, Vista® or Windows XP® with Service Pack 2 or greater.
- Make sure PowerPoint is not running.
- Open this link from Internet Explorer and follow the installation instructions:
http://tools.slideexecutive.com/xpoint/setup.exe NOTE: In this step the install wizard may ask you to upgrade your windows components to .NET Framework 4. This is a prerequisite that is needed for the add-in to work.
- After the installation is done you may need to restart PowerPoint to make the Slide Executive-tab appear in PowerPoint 2007/2010.
- Once installed look for the "Slide Executive" tab and click on it.
- The first run of the add in:
- If this is the first time you run the Slide Executive add-in you will see a "Get me started"-button in the "Desktop" section. Click "Get me started" to start the wizard and follow the instructions. This will allow you to browse and search your Slide Executive slide library.
- If you upgraded from a previous version of the add-in you should be set to go right away. Be sure to use the left "Desktop" section of the ribbon for browsing and searching your local library. The "Professional /On Demand" section in the middle is a separate product to search a central online library for slides and other media. If your company has an On Demand account, with an online slide library, the middle section could be used too.
- Getting started video:
Afterwords be sure to enter the Options->Desktop(tab)->General view and choose the Image tab to ensure that all the image types will be included in your local xPoint search.
See a general overview of the Slide Executive xPoint ribbon here:
Find more movies about Slide Executive xPoint on our YouTube-channel: