PowerPoint protection

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Is there a way to "protect" a PowerPoint presentation just like protecting a Word document? I need to be able to open the presentation, but in read-only mode. Is that possible without any special software to convert the slides into images? I need a simpler solution than that. Thanks...

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  • AnnMagnusson
    You can save it as a pps-file then the user will get the slideshow when the user opens it. You can also inte the save dialog choose Security opition and there you have password for opening and password for writing (I have translated this options from swedish to english so there might not be the same words but almost) To convert slides into images - have you tried save as... then choose file format jpg or gif (or any other image-extenstion)?
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  • AaronCutshall
    What about saving your file as a PPS (PowerPoint Show) document? That would allow the presentation to be viewed but not edited.
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  • DaveInAZ
    It depends on what version you're using. According to this article, http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,84408,00.asp , "PowerPoint 2002 offers a welcome addition to the software: password protection", which prevents modifications unless you enter the password. Previous versions do not offer this option. Time to upgrade?
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  • Bonny
    1) Start Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, and open a presentation that you want to password protect. 2) Click the Office button in the top left corner of the PowerPoint screen and choose "Save As." A dialog box will appear. 3) Click the "Prepare" button in the lower left corner of the dialog box, and choose "Encrypt Document." Another dialog box will appear. 4) Key a password into the “Encrypt Document " text box. Another option is to key a password into the "Password to modify" text box. This command requires a password before a user can save changes to the presentation. You can set a password for both of these options or just one. Your password should contain at least 8 characters, including numbers, letters and symbols. 5) Select the "OK". Or, you can directly convert it to Flash, Flash can only be played and cannot be edited by others (including your competitors) which make your files more secure. Flash can maintain all editing elements and inserting files of the presentation, you can show the complete well-designed product presentation to the prospects via E-mail, let them get the information of the new product and your promotion ideas as soon as possible. Here is a trial, you can have a try.
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