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    Default Locking a PowerPoint presentation against editing?

    Hi Team

    Seems to be my time for posting questions!

    I have a PP2000 presentation that I want to lock & password protect so that it can't be edited, but I can't find any way to do that other than by making it read only. The only reference in the help files is about locking the "Whiteboard" but I can't even find the @#$%^& whiteboard to see what it does. I see references to the "Whiteboard Toolbar" but I can't find that either.

    I seem to recall that you can produce a PP show that runs in a simple viewer, but I want to retain the full functionality, all but the ability to edit.

    Is this possible?

    Cheers

    Billy 8-{)
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    Default Re: Locking a PowerPoint presentation against editing?

    point ye browser to the pptfaq
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    Default Re: Locking a PowerPoint presentation against editing?

    Or if PP 2000 is the same as PP 2003.

    Require a password to open or change a presentation

    If you lose the password, you cannot open or gain access to the password-protected presentation. Microsoft cannot provide assistance for opening or modifying a presentation whose password you don't remember.

    Open the presentation that you want to create a password for.

    On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Security tab.

    Do one of the following:

    To require a password for opening a presentation, type a password in the Password to open box, and then click OK.

    To require a password for modifying a presentation, type a password in the Password to modify box, and then click OK.

    Note Setting a modify password enables other users who do not know the password to view the presentation, but prevents them from making any changes to the presentation.

    In the Confirm Password dialog box, type the password again, and then click OK.

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