PowerPoint .pps files

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Elroy Jetson, Mar 17, 2003.

  1. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

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    Hello

    I need to send a PowerPoint Presentation overseas, and I don't want the recipients to be able to grab the images and text from the slides. If I save a PowerPoint presentation in .pps format, is the file secure enough for that, ie: will it be similar to a .pdf file with "view" only rights?

    I hope you understand what I mean.

    Thanks in advance. , EJ :blink:
     
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Just an idea, you could set the attributes of the file to "Read-Only"... this might do it. I'll look around for some more info and get back to ya if I find something.
     
  3. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

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    But anyone can change the read-only file back to the original state.

    Thanks for the tip, though. If you fins anything else, please let me know.

    Cheers, EJ :blink:

     
  4. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I did think about that someone else could change the read-only, but they would have to figure that out first, right? :confused: I did some looking around though, and couldn't find anything else other than password-protecting your presentations. So I don't have any idea, sorry. Good luck to ya on this one. :)
     
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  6. Elroy Jetson

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  7. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    To accomplish this, simply enable security. You can do this by going to Tools, Options, Security. Leave the "Read Only" blank and put a password on the document to modify it.
     
  8. daddyo

    daddyo OSNN Addict

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    You might try turning your document into a PDF with Acrobat Writer. The document can't be modified after that. We use that as a corporate standard for sending out docs that we do not want to be changed.
     
  9. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Maybe you can convert to flash instead.


    Also keep in mind that if they want your images, they can simply use printscreen to grab them whatever format you choose.