FAQ - SlideShare Ribbon for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
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Cannot install SlideShare Ribbon and the log file logs the message “Status of
package 'Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 3.0 Runtime Service Pack 1' after
install is 'InstallFailed’ “
Check whether .Net framework 3.5 SP1 is present on your machine or not. It is one of the
important pre-requisite for the SlideShare Ribbon, without which the installation might
fail. You can check for the framework from ControlPanel > Add or Remove programs. The
link to download .Net 3.5 SP1 can be found in the Install Instructions section here (link to
http://www.slideshare.net/developers/ap ps/pptribbon) . Try installing SlideShare Ribbon
again after installing .Net3.5SP1.
I’m running Windows XP SP3 – MS Office 2007 - .Net framework (Microsoft .NET
Framework 3.5 SP1). I’m receiving the following error “A required component for
interacting with PowerPoint 2007 is not available. Please verify Microsoft
PowerPoint 2007.” at the end of the installation, pls advice.
“Microsoft Office 2007 Primary Interop Assemblies” is a pre-requisite for the addin and is
required to interact with PowerPoint 2007. The Ribbon installer basically installs it if not
found but it didn’t in your specific case. However, quick solution would be to install it
manually from here (link to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=72637) and then install
SlideShare Ribbon again.
I have installed the Slideshare ribbon. Though the manage own presentation,
finding contacts and group functions are working, it is not possible to open a
searched and found Slideshare presentation from others, not even when it's free to
download or embed at slideshare.net. Do you have a solution for that?
If you click to open a searched and found SlideShare presentation, then a preview window
is displayed where you can browse through the slides and decide whether you want to
download the presentation or not. Also, note that the download button on the preview
window is sometimes disabled. It is because either the author of the presentation has not
granted the permission to download it or the format of the presentation is not ppt, pps or
pot. In your case, the preview window is not displayed because .Net framework 3.5 SP1 is
not present on your machine. Please install .Net 3.5 SP1 (link from where you can install
framework is mentioned on the installation page of the SlideShare Ribbon) and execute
your scenario again to confirm it.
How to change the demo account setting with my slideshare credentials?
After SlideShare Ribbon is installed successfully, open PowerPoint 2007 and go to
SlideShare menu item. Click on the “SlideShare Account” button under Login section, a
Login screen will be displayed. Enter your username and password and click on Save
button. “SlideShare credentials updated successfully” message will be displayed. Close the
Login screen and start using the various features provided by the SlideShare Ribbon.
I cannot login with username and password even if I can login with it directly to
the SlideShare site. It displays a message “Invalid SlideShare credentials”.
If the password has some characters like #, &, then the login is not successful. This issue is
fixed in an updated version of the SlideShare Ribbon and will be soon uploaded on the
server. You should uninstall the SlideShare Ribbon from your machine before installing
this updated version.
After installing SlideShare Ribbon, existing “Add-Ins” tab is not visible but if I
disable SlideShare Ribbon, “Add-Ins” tab is visible again. However, other custom
tabs continue to working correctly even after I install SlideShare Ribbon. Please
This issue has been rectified in the updated SlideShare Ribbon that will be soon uploaded
on the server. Inconvenience caused is regretted.