grant read/write permission for a folder

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Novice, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. Novice

    Novice Guest

    I downloaded a set of Add-In tools for PowerPoint. To be added to my program,
    I need to grant read/write permission to the folder containing the new tools.
    I have located that folder, chosen Properties and removed the check mark from
    "Read Only". That didn't help.

    Can someone tell me how to get these Add-Ins installed? Just another small
    problem with Vista that is driving me nuts!!!
    Novice, Mar 15, 2007
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  2. Which version of Powerpoint are you using 2000, 2003, 2007?

    I have installed additional microsoft add-ins with no problem into
    Powerpoint 2007.
    Just download the file>Save To A Location>Open.

    If you are using Powerpoint 2007 you will see a new tab on the ribbon marked
    "Add-Ins" click on the tab and your add-ins will be shown on the ribbon.

    For earlier versions, from experience many of the add-ins end up under
    "View">Toolbars>then select the add-in you require.

    Hope this helps you

    Stuart Forshaw, Mar 15, 2007
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  3. Novice

    Novice Guest

    Thanks for responding, Stuart. I have solved my problem; it was related to
    Office 2003. I also have installed Add-Ins to Office 2003 when I was using
    Windows XP. Using Vista, I find everything different. Because the suggested
    location when I unzipped the downloaded file was in C:\Program
    Files|etc.\etc., I wasn't able to change the permission for a folder in that

    I decided to unzip the downloaded tools to a new folder stored in My
    Documents and it installed immediately. Don't know why I didn't think of that
    before!!! I was just caught up in the directions on my screen that told me I
    had give read/write permission.

    Thanks again for responding. Guess I'll tackle Office 2007 when I feel more
    comfortable with Vista.
    Novice, Mar 15, 2007
  4. I am pleased that you got yourself sorted, if we can help further do not
    hesitate to post.

    Stuart Forshaw, Mar 15, 2007
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