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Show .ppt files online but not downloadable

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Hi there,

Can some plz suggest me a way to show .ppt files on my website that
can't be copied or saved by user using asp.net.

any idea !!!!

thankx

Jun 8 '07 #1
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If you mean not being copied/saved as *.ppt file, then the only way is not
to post the presentation as *.ppt file. You could convert it to PDF file,
for example.

If you mean not copying the content/image in any format, then you cannot
prevent that, unless you do not shaw it on the net at all.

"lalit" <la******@googlemail.comwrote in message
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Hi there,

Can some plz suggest me a way to show .ppt files on my website that
can't be copied or saved by user using asp.net.

any idea !!!!

thankx

Jun 8 '07 #2

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the only way is to supply your own client application that displays the
ppt (the web file should be encrypted). the browser always downloads the
file to the file cache and calls the app to display it.

-- bruce (sqlwork.com)
lalit wrote:
Hi there,

Can some plz suggest me a way to show .ppt files on my website that
can't be copied or saved by user using asp.net.

any idea !!!!

thankx
Jun 8 '07 #3

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On Jun 8, 3:49 pm, bruce barker <nos...@nospam.comwrote:
the only way is to supply your own client application that displays the
ppt (the web file should be encrypted). the browser always downloads the
file to the file cache and calls the app to display it.

-- bruce (sqlwork.com)

lalit wrote:
Hi there,
Can some plz suggest me a way to show .ppt files on my website that
can't be copied or saved by user using asp.net.
any idea !!!!
thankx- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -
well that is true but My boss wants to put some training .ppt on net
but doesn't want anyone to download them. thats all
so is there any way that i can do it from server.
many thaknx

Jun 8 '07 #4

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On Jun 8, 3:25 pm, lalit <lalit...@googlemail.comwrote:
Hi there,

Can some plz suggest me a way to show .ppt files on my website that
can't be copied or saved by user using asp.net.

any idea !!!!

thankx
well that is true but My boss wants to put some training .ppt on net
but doesn't want anyone to download them. thats all
so is there any way that i can do it from server.

Jun 8 '07 #5

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Hi,

lalit wrote:
On Jun 8, 3:25 pm, lalit <lalit...@googlemail.comwrote:
>Hi there,

Can some plz suggest me a way to show .ppt files on my website that
can't be copied or saved by user using asp.net.

any idea !!!!

thankx

well that is true but My boss wants to put some training .ppt on net
but doesn't want anyone to download them. thats all
so is there any way that i can do it from server.
If that's really the case, tell your boss to put the files on his own
webserver, where he denies access to anyone apart from himself.

HTH,
Laurent
--
Laurent Bugnion [MVP ASP.NET]
Software engineering, Blog: http://www.galasoft.ch
PhotoAlbum: http://www.galasoft.ch/pictures
Support children in Calcutta: http://www.calcutta-espoir.ch
Jun 10 '07 #6

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"Laurent Bugnion, MVP" <ga*********@bluewin.chwrote in message
news:e$**************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
Hi,

lalit wrote:
>On Jun 8, 3:25 pm, lalit <lalit...@googlemail.comwrote:
>>Hi there,

Can some plz suggest me a way to show .ppt files on my website that
can't be copied or saved by user using asp.net.

any idea !!!!

thankx

well that is true but My boss wants to put some training .ppt on net
but doesn't want anyone to download them. thats all
so is there any way that i can do it from server.

If that's really the case, tell your boss to put the files on his own
webserver, where he denies access to anyone apart from himself.
I use a login with username and password up front. Then only persons with
appropriate credentials get access to specific files. All sorts of filtering
can be done that way. I have a SQL table containing userID's and like 10
different access items per user.

Bjorn
Jun 10 '07 #7

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Hi,

Bjorn Sagbakken wrote:
"Laurent Bugnion, MVP" <ga*********@bluewin.chwrote in message
news:e$**************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>Hi,

lalit wrote:
>>On Jun 8, 3:25 pm, lalit <lalit...@googlemail.comwrote:
Hi there,

Can some plz suggest me a way to show .ppt files on my website that
can't be copied or saved by user using asp.net.

any idea !!!!

thankx
well that is true but My boss wants to put some training .ppt on net
but doesn't want anyone to download them. thats all
so is there any way that i can do it from server.
If that's really the case, tell your boss to put the files on his own
webserver, where he denies access to anyone apart from himself.

I use a login with username and password up front. Then only persons with
appropriate credentials get access to specific files. All sorts of filtering
can be done that way. I have a SQL table containing userID's and like 10
different access items per user.

Bjorn
So it means that the PPT files are actually not just stored on the
server, but have to be displayed to someone, do I understand correctly?
In that case, in order to be displayed, they need to be downloaded first.

In that case, Bruce Barker's suggestion is the only possible way.

HTH,
Laurent
--
Laurent Bugnion [MVP ASP.NET]
Software engineering, Blog: http://www.galasoft.ch
PhotoAlbum: http://www.galasoft.ch/pictures
Support children in Calcutta: http://www.calcutta-espoir.ch
Jun 11 '07 #8

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On Jun 8, 5:31 pm, lalit <lalit...@googlemail.comwrote:
On Jun 8, 3:25 pm, lalit <lalit...@googlemail.comwrote:
Hi there,
Can some plz suggest me a way to show .ppt files on my website that
can't be copied or saved by user using asp.net.
any idea !!!!
thankx

well that is true but My boss wants to put some training .ppt on net
but doesn't want anyone to download them. thats all
so is there any way that i can do it from server.
HI I like ur suggestion. But I have got the authentication in place
for each user. But don't know how t move further . I will upload ppt
files on server. then next question is how to show ppt files so that
user can just enjoy the ppt files but can't download.

I hope u understads it.

Jun 11 '07 #9

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"lalit" <la******@googlemail.comwrote in message
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files on server. then next question is how to show ppt files so that
user can just enjoy the ppt files but can't download.

I hope u understads it.
The point which *you* don't seem to understand is that everything which is
displayed in a browser is downloaded to the client machine... That includes
the HTML, JavaScript, binaries etc... If you don't want a file to be
downloaded to the client machine, don't show it in a browser - it really is
as simple as that...

This question comes up fairly regularly, most often in the case of people
who are selling images e.g. photographs via their website - people need to
see the photos so that they know what they're buying, but if they can just
right-click the image and do Save As, they will have no incentive to buy...

Another interesting statement you make is "My boss wants..." - often bosses
can benefit from a bit of expectation management... I suggest you go through
this thread with your boss and try to explain why his / her requirements are
unrealistic...

Finally, what are you (or your boss) *actually* worried about here...? What
will happen if one of your PowerPoint presentations is downloaded...?
--
http://www.markrae.net

Jun 11 '07 #10

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On Jun 8, 4:25 pm, lalit <lalit...@googlemail.comwrote:
Hi there,

Can some plz suggest me a way to show .ppt files on my website that
can't be copied or saved by user using asp.net.

any idea !!!!

thankx
Convert PowerPoint to Flash can probably help you
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...point+to+flash

Jun 11 '07 #11

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Hi,

Mark Rae wrote:
>
Finally, what are you (or your boss) *actually* worried about here...?
What will happen if one of your PowerPoint presentations is downloaded...?
From what I heard, the glaciers and the north pole will melt, and the
level of the sea will rise by at least a meter. Oh wait, I believe I am
thinking of another catastrophe...

HTH,
Laurent
--
Laurent Bugnion [MVP ASP.NET]
Software engineering, Blog: http://www.galasoft.ch
PhotoAlbum: http://www.galasoft.ch/pictures
Support children in Calcutta: http://www.calcutta-espoir.ch
Jun 11 '07 #12

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"Laurent Bugnion, MVP" <ga*********@bluewin.chwrote in message
news:OS**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
From what I heard, the glaciers and the north pole will melt, and the
level of the sea will rise by at least a meter. Oh wait, I believe I am
thinking of another catastrophe...
:-)
--
http://www.markrae.net

Jun 11 '07 #13

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"Laurent Bugnion, MVP" <ga*********@bluewin.chwrote in message
news:e%****************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
Hi,

Bjorn Sagbakken wrote:
>"Laurent Bugnion, MVP" <ga*********@bluewin.chwrote in message
news:e$**************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>Hi,

lalit wrote:
On Jun 8, 3:25 pm, lalit <lalit...@googlemail.comwrote:
Hi there,
>
Can some plz suggest me a way to show .ppt files on my website that
can't be copied or saved by user using asp.net.
>
any idea !!!!
>
thankx
well that is true but My boss wants to put some training .ppt on net
but doesn't want anyone to download them. thats all
so is there any way that i can do it from server.
If that's really the case, tell your boss to put the files on his own
webserver, where he denies access to anyone apart from himself.

I use a login with username and password up front. Then only persons with
appropriate credentials get access to specific files. All sorts of
filtering can be done that way. I have a SQL table containing userID's
and like 10 different access items per user.

Bjorn

So it means that the PPT files are actually not just stored on the server,
but have to be displayed to someone, do I understand correctly? In that
case, in order to be displayed, they need to be downloaded first.

In that case, Bruce Barker's suggestion is the only possible way.
A PDF version could be viewed by anyone, and the full PPT may be downloaded
by users with correct credentials. But even with a PDF view it will be hard
to prevent copying, at least the printscreen will be there.

Bjorn
Jun 11 '07 #14

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On Jun 11, 9:28 am, "Mark Rae" <m...@markNOSPAMrae.netwrote:
"lalit" <lalit...@googlemail.comwrote in message

news:11*********************@k79g2000hse.googlegro ups.com...
files on server. then next question is how to show ppt files so that
user can just enjoy the ppt files but can't download.
I hope u understads it.

The point which *you* don't seem to understand is that everything which is
displayed in a browser is downloaded to the client machine... That includes
the HTML, JavaScript, binaries etc... If you don't want a file to be
downloaded to the client machine, don't show it in a browser - it really is
as simple as that...

This question comes up fairly regularly, most often in the case of people
who are selling images e.g. photographs via their website - people need to
see the photos so that they know what they're buying, but if they can just
right-click the image and do Save As, they will have no incentive to buy...

Another interesting statement you make is "My boss wants..." - often bosses
can benefit from a bit of expectation management... I suggest you go through
this thread with your boss and try to explain why his / her requirements are
unrealistic...

Finally, what are you (or your boss) *actually* worried about here...? What
will happen if one of your PowerPoint presentations is downloaded...?

--http://www.markrae.net
thanks for the big replay and understanding my point. if that is the
case what about the videos shown online are those downloadable ? I
guess they are not? Am I right or wrong in that case?
I mean from youtube you can make ur video clip private
Can I use this tech in some how

Jun 14 '07 #15

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