You can download the Commtap Symboliser for PowerPoint for a free 30 day trial. To continue using it after your trial period has finished you will need to buy a license key.
Commtap Symboliser Version 2.27
To use the Commtap Symboliser for PowerPoint you will need Microsoft Office PowerPoint running on Windows.
Make sure that PowerPoint is closed before installing the symboliser. Double click on the file that you downloaded to start the installation (it will be named something like “commtap-symboliser-for-powerpoint-v2 … .msi”). The installation should start.
When you open PowerPoint, you should see some new buttons on the PowerPoint home tab – one group labelled “Commtap Symboliser” and another group labelled “Grid Maker”. If you do not see these buttons, see below under “If you have problems installing“.
If you don’t already have a large symbols set to use, the free ARASAAC symbol set is highly recommended. You can download a version of it from the Commtap resources website. This version is “enhanced” with a lot of extra words.
If you have problems installing
Not being able to install because you need to be an administrator
If you are asked for an administrator password to install the symboliser, but you don’t have one, you may be able to install the symboliser for your own personal use on the computer instead.
Symboliser buttons not appearing in the ribbon
If you were using the standard “msi” installer and the installation runs, but when you open PowerPoint there are no Commtap Symboliser buttons in the ribbon (you don’t see the “Commtap Symboliser” group or “Grid Maker” group on the home ribbon). Then:
- Close PowerPoint
- Uninstall the Commtap Symboliser
- Download and install the “Personal Edition” of the Commtap Symboliser
- Re-open PowerPoint