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How to make ppt/pps file UnEditable.

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Hi Everybody,
I've created a power point presentation which contains COmputer Fundamentals. Anyone with basic computer knowledge can learn MS-Office with the help of this presentation.

That one I saved as .pps format. & already distributed it in some institutions.But the users were changed the contents of this.

Now I want to make it Uneditable. How..?
I tried with "Package for CD" option also.
But still its editable.
I don't want the users to use Copy/Paste/Edit/Save/Save As etc..
Only they can read it.

Could anybody help me...? Please..
Anyhow I was used Office-2003

Thanks in advance
Feb 4 '09 #1
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Expert 2.5K+
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Well, you could convert it to PDF. When making a PDF you can choose to allow or forbid copying and such. I don't know how to do it with MS Office, you might need further tools for it, but I'm sure Google will help you there. One option would be OpenOffice Impress - that has PDF conversion included.

Note that if you save it as a PDF, animations will be disabled, so if you have any animations in your presentation, you may want to change them so they aren't necessary for understanding the whole thing.

Feb 5 '09 #2

Guido Geurs
Expert 100+
P: 767

This is in the PP help=

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.
Oct 10 '09 #3

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