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PowerPoint .pps files

Elroy Jetson

Little Dipper School
#1
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:
 

muzikool

Act your wage.
Political User
#2
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.
 

Elroy Jetson

Little Dipper School
#3
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:

Originally posted by muzikool
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.
 

muzikool

Act your wage.
Political User
#4
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. :)
 

Elroy Jetson

Little Dipper School
#6
Originally posted by Deeptrance
Here's something I found. This basically says that PP doesnt have any protecting schemes.

Actually, PP2002 does, now. Under tools, options, security, you can set a password for read only access. This does, in fact, work very well, especially if you then save the file as a pps show. HOWEVER, the people looking at it need to have office xp (PP2002) as well, which I cannot guarantee they have.

Soooooooo, it is useless to me and I need to convert everything to pdf files. The client is not too happy, but I don't want to give them the original files (IP and everything...).

Thanks for everyones help, though.

EJ :blink:
 

Reg

eXperienced!
#7
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
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.
 

Kevin Ar18

OSNN Senior Addict
#9
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.
 

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