PowerPoint - How do you lock a P-point presentation so that it can't be edited?
Asked By katsnjabbe on 05-Feb-07 10:45 AM
After one creates a powerpoint presentation, how do you save it (and
email it) so that no one can edit that presentation? I emailed my
presentation and the recipient said that she could have changed it if
she wanted to.
Is there a way to lock the darn thing? Thanks.
Austin Myers replied on 05-Feb-07 10:50 AM
What version of PPT are you using?
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john AT technologytrish.co DOT uk replied on 05-Feb-07 10:52 AM
In ppt XP and later you can
Tools >Options >security >set a modify password.
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Steve Rindsberg replied on 06-Feb-07 01:10 PM
Several, none perfect but you can read and judge which is best for you here:
Password protect a presentation
Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP
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KittyKat replied on 05-Feb-07 08:30 PM
I am using Powerpoint that is part of MS Office (Professional) 2003.
king marsh replied on 05-Feb-07 08:37 PM
Try this alternative :
Convert your powerpoint to flash.
A flash presentation will prevent others from editing, coping your
file at will and
a flash presentation can play with a web browser , not need PowerPoint
or PowerPoint viewer.
For convert powerpoint to flash, you need a converter like PPT2Flash
More details about PPT2Flash Standard are available from
How to use it from
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KittyKat replied on 05-Feb-07 08:54 PM
Got it..thanks a billion!