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How to prevent PowerPoint slide show viewers from editing the show


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rmccafferty

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I have a powerpoint presentation with custom animation (pictures fading in automatically and music playing in the background) that I want to sent to people as a Slide Show to view but NOT allow them to change. There are no settings in PowerPoint to protect against edits and Microsoft's web site confirms this.

How can I send it with the animation and music but prevent editing? PDF does not work because all animation and music is lost. The same seems to be true in a MOV file, although I am not knowledgeable about MOV files.

Do I have any options?
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Major Payne

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Try:

Tools > Options >Security.
Fill in either the Password to Open or the Password to Modify, with a password of your choice, dependant on whether you want to protect the document from viewing or from modification. Click Ok

Your question also posted at AskMe Help Desk.

Ron

Edited by Major Payne, 23 May 2008 - 02:43 AM.

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If you wish to keep it as a Powerpoint presentation, but you want your peers to be able to look at it, try adding permissions to the Powerpoint file(s).

You can also right click on the file and make it a Read Only.
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If you wish to keep it as a Powerpoint presentation, but you want your peers to be able to look at it, try adding permissions to the Powerpoint file(s).

You can also right click on the file and make it a Read Only.



Or - just save as and use the .pps extension
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Or - just save as and use the .pps extension

anyone with powerpoint can modify a PPS just the same as a PPT

the major's suggestion is the most effective
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Or - just save as and use the .pps extension

anyone with powerpoint can modify a PPS just the same as a PPT

the major's suggestion is the most effective


Yeah - I've just worked that one for myself <doh>

I get many presentations sent to me by e-mail and very few are editable using thePP interface, yet they all seem to have the pps extension - any comments on this?
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