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Using PowerPoint's AhaSlides Add-in

Using an add-in on Microsoft PowerPoint, you can add interactive slides made on AhaSlides into your PowerPoint presentation. Note that this is different from importing a PowerPoint presentation into AhaSlides.
Please be aware that this guide is designed for Office 2019 and later versions. If you are using Office 2016, please refer to this alternative guide.

How does it Work?

The AhaSlides add-in for PowerPoint enables you to embed interactive slides from AhaSlides into your PowerPoint presentation. Once these interactive slides are integrated, you can present your PowerPoint as usual. When you reach these interactive slides during your presentation, participants can join using their phones and submit their responses directly to the slide.

This feature is compatible with all slide types available on AhaSlides.

How to Set it Up

Step 1: Downloading the AhaSlides Add-in

  1. On your PowerPoint presentation, click Insert in the top toolbar, then the button labelled Get Add-Ins.
Note: Depending on the version of your PowerPoint, your interface might look slightly different to the example below.




  1. Use the search bar to find 'AhaSlides', then click 'add'.
The AhaSlides add-in window will appear on your slide. You can delete the default PowerPoint blocks on your slide and stretch out the window to fit the width and height of the slide 👇



Step 2: Choosing the Slide/Presentation

  1. Log into your AhaSlides account the same way you would on AhaSlides.
  1. After logging in, select the presentation you wish to add the slide



  1. You can also click the 'Edit' icon button located at the bottom right corner to make any desired changes using the editor interface.



Step 3: Adding your Slide/Presentation

A. Adding Slide

  1. Once the slide is ready, click 'Add Slide' to switch the selected slide to Presenting mode instantly.



Your interactive slide will now be uploaded and ready to use with your audience!

B. Adding Presentation

    1. Once your presentation is ready, click 'Add Presentation' to switch to Presenting mode instantly.



    Your interactive presentation will now be uploaded and ready to use with your audience!

    Adding Leaderboards 🏆
    If you have added a quiz slide to PowerPoint and want to show the score in your quiz, you will need to manually add a leaderboard.
    You can do this in the same way as the other slides 👇



    Even without a leaderboard, your quiz will still work on PowerPoint, but scores will not be shown and a winner will not be announced.

    Reloading Slides

    Hover over the 'Menu' option in the lower left corner of the AhaSlides add-in will open a side panel with option to Reload.
    If you or your audiences makes any changes  to your original slide on AhaSlides, you can press Reload to update those changes on PowerPoint.



    Presenting your Interactive Slides in PowerPoint

    Your interactive slides will work exactly as they do on AhaSlides.

    You can present your PowerPoint presentation as normal, then when you reach your interactive slide, you can invite your audience to join the presentation through the URL or QR code at the top of your slide. If all interactive slides in your PowerPoint are from the same AhaSlides presentation, then your audience will only need to join for the first interactive slide.

    As in AhaSlides, the audience's responses will show up in real-time on your slide.

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