Issue

Adobe Presenter ribbon may not be visible in Microsoft PowerPoint even if it is installed on the computer.

OR

You get an error as C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Presenter 11.0/MenuLauncher.dll is not a valid office Addin while trying to enable Adobe Presenter addin.

You can try the following solutions to resolve your issue.

Solution 1: Run PowerPoint as admin

  1. In Windows, click start and search for PowerPoint.

  2. Right click PowerPoint from the search results and click Run as administrator.

  3. Check if Adobe Presenter ribbon is visible.

    In case it does not appear, continue to use PowerPoint in Admin mode and follow the steps from Solution 2.

Solution 2: Remove the Adobe Presenter add-in and add it back

  1. Open PowerPoint, choose File > Options > Add-ins and click Go.

    File > Options > Add-ins. Click Go
  2. In the COM Add-ins dialog, select Adobe Presenter PowerPoint COM Add-in and click Remove.

    Removing the Presenter add-in
    Removing the Presenter add-in

  3. To add the Adobe Presenter Add-in, open PowerPoint and Go to File > Options > Add-ins.

  4. Click Add and navigate to the Adobe Presenter DLL (MenuLauncher.dll) located in the following path:

    For 32 Bit:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Presenter 11.0

    For 64 Bit:

    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Presenter 11.0
    Adding the Presenter add-in to PowerPoint
    Adding the Presenter add-in to PowerPoint

  5. Check that the Adobe Presenter ribbon is added and click OK.

Restart PowerPoint as an Admin (as shown in solution 1) and check if Presenter ribbon is visible in the PowerPoint or not.

Note:

While following the previous step, you may get the following error:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Presenter 11.0/MenuLauncher.dll” is not a valid office Addin.

Try the solution 2 to resolve this error. 

Plug-in load error
Plug-in load error

Solution 3: Edit the registry entries

To edit the registry entries, perform the following steps: 

  1. In windows, Choose Start > Run. Type regedit and then press Enter to open the Registry Editor.

    Type regedit and then press Enter
  2. Go to the location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Office > 15.0 > ClickToRun > REGISTRY > MACHINE > Software > Wow6432Node > Microsoft > Office > PowerPoint >AddIns > AdobePresenter.COMAddin

    Navigating through the Registry
    Navigating through the Registry

  3. Delete the existing LoadBehavior DWORD and add a LoadBehavior DWORD with the value set to 3.

    Also, add one more Default DWORD with LoadBehavior set to 0.

  4. After making the changes try to add the Presenter Add-in as shown in Solution 2 and check if Adobe Presenter ribbon is visible in PowerPoint.

Solution 4: Add the installed location of Adobe Presenter in the trusted location of PowerPoint

  1. Select Trusted Locations tab and click Add New Location.

  2. Click Browse to navigate to the Adobe Presenter installed location.

    For 32 Bit:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Presenter 11.0

    For 64 Bit:

    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Presenter 11.0
  3. Click the check box adjacent to Subfolders of this location are also trusted.

  4. Now click OK and restart PowerPoint to check if Adobe Presenter ribbon is visible or not.

Solution 5: Reinstall Adobe Presenter

  1. Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features

  2. Locate Adobe Presenter in the list of installed applications.

  3. Right-click on Adobe Presenter and click Uninstall.

  4. You may download the latest version of Adobe Presenter using the below link 

Solution 6: Repair the installation of Microsoft Office

  1. Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features.

  2. Locate Microsoft Office in the list of installed applications.

  3. Right-click on Microsoft Office and select change.

  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to repair office.

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