Changing the Load Behavior in the registry

Modified on Thu, 22 Sep 2022 at 05:16 PM

For solutions when the add-in is not loading at all, please see the following article: Power-user is not visible on the ribbon

Normally the default setting is that PowerPoint, Excel and Word should try to load Power-user automatically when the application is opened.  

However sometimes, it can happen that Office will not automatically load the add-in, forcing the user to manually load it every time the application is opened.

To fix this, follow the steps below:

  • Click the Windows Start menu
  • Click "Run"
  • Type "regedit" to access the registry, and the "OK"

Windows l Open the registry

  • In the left menu, browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Office/PowerPoint/Addins/PowerUser 

Change the load behavior of the add-in from the registry

  • On the right, double-click "Load Behavior
  • Change the value to "3", which means Load at startup
  • Now restart PowerPoint / Excel / Word and the add-in should automatically load in the application.

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