Camtasia (Windows): PowerPoint Add-In Issues

Problem

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.

Solution

There are some options to add the PowerPoint Add-In in PowerPoint 2013 & 2016.

The Camtasia PowerPoint Addin for 64bit versions of PowerPoint 2013 & 2016 is only supported on Camtasia 8.1.0 and later.

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.
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  6. Select Modify.
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  7. Select Enable Camtasia Add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint. Then, click Modify. Once the modification is complete, click Finish.
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  8. Open PowerPoint.

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.
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  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.
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  3. Select Tools > Options > Partners > PowerPoint Add-in.
  4. Select Enable PowerPoint Add-in. Then, click OK.
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  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.