Issue:  Some users of PowerPoint report that PowerPoint is not on their menu.


Version 2.6.41 of Timeline Maker has a different solution than earlier versions of Timeline Maker.  Run your installation again, as administrator, and be sure to include the Add-in for PowerPoint during your installation.


This solution affects v 2.2.5.4 and earlier or Windows XP users.


Not on menu in PowerPoint 2007

Thank you for your Timeline Maker query.  It sounds like the problem is in PowerPoint permissions.  Try this:

Problem: Cannot find Timeline Maker on the Add-in menu in PowerPoint 2007

Cause: The option to enable this add in may have been disabled in PowerPoint.

Solution: Fix this in PowerPoint 2007:

Click the Windows Button.

Click PowerPoint Options button.

Click Add-ins. Click Timeline Maker Add-in in the list.

Below the list, click Manage Add ons.

Find Disabled Items.

You should find an option to re-enable it.

I look forward to hearing how you made out.

Open Timeline Maker.

Click Tools, Options, PowerPoint.

Click the Advanced button. Say YES to the question.

Try PowerPoint again. You should see Timeline Maker Add-in listed under PowerPoint's Add-in menu at the end of the menu bar.


Not on menu in PowerPoint 2010

Thank you for your Timeline Maker query.  It sounds like the problem is in PowerPoint permissions.  First, check the settings in PowerPoint 2010. Try this:

Problem: Cannot find Timeline Maker on the Add-in menu in PowerPoint 2010

Cause: The option to enable this add in may be disabled in PowerPoint.

Solution:  First, fix this in PowerPoint 2010:

Click File on the menu.

Click Options.

In the PowerPoint Options window:

Click Add-ins. Click Timeline Maker Add-in in the list.

Below the list, click Manage COM Add-Ins.

There should be a check mark beside Timeline Maker Add-in. If not put one in and say OK.

Find Disabled Items. Make sure Timeline Maker Add-in is not there.

Close PowerPoint.

Second, reset the presentation controls in the Timeline Maker program.

Open Timeline Maker.

Click Tools, Options, PowerPoint.

Click the Advanced button. Say YES to the question.

Try PowerPoint again. You should see Timeline Maker Add-in listed under PowerPoint's Add-in menu at the end of the menu bar.