Camtasia PowerPoint Add-In Issues


There are various reasons why PowerPoint is having issues with the Add-In.

  • The Add-In toolbar is not visible in PowerPoint.
  • When enabling the Add-In, an error appears in requiring administrative privileges.
  • PowerPoint is not detected.


There are some options to add the PowerPoint Add-In in PowerPoint 2019, 2016, and 2013.

The Camtasia PowerPoint Addin for 32 bit versions of PowerPoint 2019, 2016, and 2013 is only supported on Camtasia 2021.0.5 and earlier.

Option 1: Modify Changes in Programs and Features

    1. Close PowerPoint and Camtasia.
    2. Press Windows+R on your keyboard to open the Run window.
    3. Type the following and click OK: control panel
    4. Select Programs > Programs and Features and find your version of Camtasia in the list.
    5. Right-click Camtasia and select Change.
    6. Select Modify.
    7. Select Enable Camtasia Add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint. Then, click Modify. Once the modification is complete, click Finish.

      If this option if greyed out and unable to be selected this indicates PowerPoint is either a 32-bit version or is not detected by Camtasia.

Option 2: Enable Add-In Within PowerPoint

Camtasia 9 and Later

  1. Open PowerPoint.
  2. Select File > Options > Add-ins.
  3. Select Disabled Items under the Manage dropdown. Then, click Go.
  4. Choose Camtasia Add-in and click Enable.
  5. Click OK.

Camtasia 8 and Earlier

  1. Close PowerPoint and Camtasia.
  2. Right-click Camtasia in the shortcut to your start menu and select More > Run as Administrator.
  3. Select Tools > Options > Partners > PowerPoint Add-in.
  4. Select Enable PowerPoint Add-in. Then, click OK.
  5. Open PowerPoint.

Option 3: Install Desktop Version of PowerPoint

  1. See this article to determine if you have the Click-to-Run version of PowerPoint or the Microsoft Store version.
  2. If you have either of these versions, you will need to install a desktop version of PowerPoint.