Installation and activation

Grunt is an Add-in for PowerPoint. Currently, it is only compatible with Microsoft Windows™. We recommend Windows™ 10 and PowerPoint™ 2013 or newer.

System requirements

  • Microsoft Windows™ (32 bit or 64 bit)
    • Windows™ 10
    • Windows™ 8.1
  • Microsoft PowerPoint™
    • 2019
    • 2016
    • 2013
    • 2010
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or newer (have a look at our .NET page on how to check which version you have and how to download)

Installing Grunt

  1. Download the installer. You can get it here. It comes in two versions, 32 bit (x86) and 64 bit (x64). You should select the version that matches your Windows version. You can figure out if you're running 64 bit or 32 but by typing "About" into the start menu and opening the "About your PC" app.

  2. Close all running instances of PowerPoint.

  3. Run the installer, and follow the instructions.

  4. When PowerPoint launches, if Grunt hasn't previously been validated on your computer, you will be asked to enter your license information. Please use your company e-mail address.

  5. If you have a valid license, we will send you an e-mail. Remember to check your spam folder.

    Follow the instructions in the e-mail. When the license has been validated, you will see the following window in PowerPoint:

If your license has expired, you have yet to purchase a license, or your license administrator has not yet assigned a license to you, you will receive an error message rather than an e-mail. You can purchase a license at


Grunt is continually being updated with new features, bug fixes, and improvements. When an update is available, you will be notified inside PowerPoint. Simply follow the update instructions, and you will get the newest version of Grunt.

Uninstalling Grunt

Uninstallation can be done through Microsoft Windows' Add/Remove programs feature. Simply search your Start menu by entering "Remove", and you should see the Add/Remove programs app. Open it and search for Grunt. Now select Grunt and click Uninstall.