How do you turn off read only mode in PowerPoint 365?

How do you turn off read only mode in PowerPoint 365?
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Karen FalandaysTraining SpecialistCommented:
What is the message you are seeing? Typically this is set via Windows and you need to know the password to edit the doc. When you navigate to File>Save As, click the Tools>General Options.
Jamie GarrochSenior Technical Consultant at BrightCarbonCommented:
A presentation may be opened by PowerPoint as read only in one of the following cases:

1. Someone else already has it open e.g. when opened from a file server. In this case you need to wait until the other person closes it. Note, sometimes the file can get locked in error when only you opened it e.g. after a crash. You may need to restart Windows in this case.

2. The presentation was downloaded from the internet or received via email and is automatically opened in a protected view window. You can click the button in the yellow message bar to open it in a normal window for editing.

3. The author added a read only password to the file. To edit and save any changes you'll need to ask the author for the password.

4. The file was marked as read only in Windows file explorer. Right click the file in explorer and select properties and deselect the read only check box.

5. The author added restricted user protection to the file using Windows IRM (Information Rights Management).

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What Jamie said. And one other situation I can think of: If the author has embedded fonts which do not have edit-embeddable license settings. You'll be prompted to open the file either 1) without the problem fonts or 2) in read-only mode with the fonts displaying.
MAuthor Commented:
All, I found the challenge: It is a bug that has resurfaced. To workaround this challenge, I gave instructions to save  the PowerPoint file to the local computer, afterwards, it opened again without not being in read-only mode.

I will have to try and re-create the problem, I do not recall seeing the button to open in normal mode.

Note, if the PowerPoint file is opened via an e-mail,  the PowerPoint executable does not close via Task Manger, even with admin rights.
This challenge is fun, it sound like a gift for Microsoft, but they will just tell me to upgrade Windows 10.
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