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How do you lock down Power Point Slides and Presentations?

Posted on 2004-04-07
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I'm not sure if this is the right forum fro this question or not, but here goes... We are looking for a way to lock down Power Point Slides and Presentations... We tried the Help guide, but it says to go to the white board and under tools select lock... We can not find that lock command anywhere and really need to know how to secure our presentations..... any help in this direction would be appreciated.
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by:access-newbie
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After saving the file, right click on the icon and select Read-Only or Advanced and Encrypt the file, depending on your needs.
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bkpchs237 earned 250 total points
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tkrpata,

You can't protect a PowerPoint presentation in versions prior to PowerPoint 2002.
The links to the articles below verify this point:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;179539&Product=ppt
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;189547&Product=ppt
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;226661&Product=ppt

However, you can protect a PowerPoint XP and PowerPoint 2003 presentation.

Hope this helps.
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by:Ekaterin
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The help message you got refers to using the whiteboard, which is not related to the powerpoint presentation at all. Microsoft can be very stupid with their help files.
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by:tajsimmons
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tkrpata,

Lock Down / Protect a presentation
http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00038.htm

Cheers
TAJ Simmons
microsoft powerpoint mvp
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by:RizwanAbasi
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Here is a simple way,

if you are using XP go to Tools>>Folder Option>>
Uncheck Hide Extension for known file types.

click ok and apply.
Go to your ppt file(suppose you hav PROJECT.ppt) right click it and rename it as
PROJECT.pps

THat's it.

you'r done.
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