Powerpoint Security

  MAJ 23:37 22 Apr 2003

Does anyone know how to protect a Powerpoint Slide Show, so that no-one can open it in PP and edit it? I know about the 'saving it as a load of images and creating another slide show from those images', but that makes the file size huge.

  fitshase 00:00 23 Apr 2003

This is how it is in PowerPoint 2002.

Follow these steps:-

- Create your presentation

- Click on File\Save As

- Type in a filename and then click on the tools button at the top

- Click on Security Options...

You can now specify a password to open the file and a separate password to modify the file.

If you want anyone to view it but no-one to modify it then leave the "Password to open" box clear and then enter a password in the "Password to modify" box.

When someone opens the file it asks for a password to modify the file. They then have the option to enter a password or to open it read only.

This should be what you're looking for.

Hope this helps



  Patr100 00:04 23 Apr 2003

In XP PP tools /options/security you can password protect a presentation. May work with PP Slide Show too.

  MAJ 00:23 23 Apr 2003

That works great guys. Excellent response, fitshase, even I couldn't go wrong with those instructions.

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