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How to Protect your PowerPoint from being Modified?

1. Nowadays, I see many people complain about the security of PowerPoint. After having put much effort in perfecting a PowerPoint, we finally find that it has been changed by someone else. If such thing happened to you, what would you be? How to protect your PowerPoint?

As to this matter, I would like to list some common ways to protect your PowerPoint presentations from being edited by others without permission.


  • To set a password to protect PowerPoint

>> In PowerPoint 2003:

      • 1) Open the presentation that you want to set a password for.
      • 2) On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Security tab.
      • 3) Need to set a password to open the presentation, type a password in the Password to open, and then click OK.
      • 4) Need to set a password to modify the presentation, type a password in the Password to modify box, and then click OK.
      • 5) In the Confirm Password dialog box, retype the password, and then click OK.

protect PowerPoint 2003

>> In PowerPoint 2007:

  • 1) Open the presentation that you want to set a password for.
  • 2) Click the Office Button, and then click Prepare.
  • 3) Go into the Encrypt Document, and then type the password you want to set, and click Ok.
  • 4) Reenter the password in the blank followed, and then click OK.
  • 5) Or click Restrict Permission, people can get access to your PowerPoint but can not edit, copy or print it.
  • 6) Furthermore, you can click Mark as Final, after this, you will only be able to read it in the future.

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  • 2. Tips when creating a password to protect PowerPoint:

Long passwords can help secure a document, but be sure to create a password that you can remember. Microsoft itself cannot provide assistance to open or modify a presentation whose password you don't remember. But a tool could help you to recover the password with a little cost. PowerPoint Password Recovery PRO is an effective solution for Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that recovers all types of lost or forgotten passwords to open and modify files and supports all versions of Microsoft PowerPoint, including 2003.


  • 3. To convert PowerPoint presentations to DVD/CD to protect your PowerPoint

>> Why: One can edit a PowerPoint presentation, but cannot modify the content in the DVD. Sharing with others and also protecting PowerPoint presentations from unauthorized editing.
>> How: (recommend)
Use a professional conversion tool to help you. Acoolsoft PPT to DVD Pro is an innovative tool helps you easily to convert your PowerPoint presentations to dynamic DVD movies with a high quality. The final output will retain all subtleties from the original presentation, including animations, transitions, sounds, video clips, and even hyperlinks between slides.
>> Screenshot:

PowerPoint to DVD - PPT to DVD

>> More information about this tool:


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