Commtap Symboliser for PowerPoint

The Commtap Symboliser gives you extra buttons in the PowerPoint ribbon. These buttons make it quick and convenient to add communication symbols to your documents.

Communication symbols enable those who are struggling to participate. They help everyone else to retain key information.


Made for key word symbolising

Communication symbols representing "symbolise words".

Symbolise key words in text to support understanding and communication.

Select a small number of words from text in a PowerPoint document to draw out the core meaning.


Well-known communication symbol sets and icons

Examples of Tobii Dynavox PCS symbols available in the Commtap Symboliser for PowerPoint.
Examples of icons from the Noun Project available in the Commtap Symboliser for PowerPoint.
Examples of Mulberry communication symbols available in the Commtap Symboliser for PowerPoint.

You get access to tens of thousands of symbols with the Commtap Symboliser. Internationally recognised symbols: PCS from Tobii Dynavox (also used in Boardmaker) and Noun Project icons.


Use your own pictures and symbols

picture and image symbols

You can create your own sets of images and have them appear in your document when you symbolise a word. For example, students you work with.


A range of symbol placement options

symbols indicating above and below

Symbols can be set to appear above or below text boxes, paragraphs or individual words.


No long-term commitment

symbols meaning share and edit

If you no longer have the Commtap Symboliser installed, you can still share and edit your documents.


Get all symbols in a document to support communication and discussion

A grid of communication symbols from Tobii Dynavox (PCS) and The Noun Project

With a couple of clicks, you can get a grid showing all the symbols used in a document along with the words they are associated with.


All the familiarity of PowerPoint – no new software to remember how to use

Buttons for the Commtap Symboliser for PowerPoint in the Microsoft Office ribbon

The Commtap Symboliser for PowerPoint gives you extra buttons in the PowerPoint ribbon. You can use these buttons to add communication symbols to text and to create grids of symbols.


Works in PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint logo
Microsoft PowerPoint logo.

The Commtap Symboliser software works in Microsoft PowerPoint on Windows.



Try out the Commtap Symboliser

Try out the Commtap Symboliser for PowerPoint free for 30 days. You will need:

  • A computer runnning Windows 7 or later.
  • Microsoft Office (with PowerPoint) 2010 or later.

More information on features

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