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How to Edit a Protected Ppt File (PowerPoint)

June 28, 2022

Do you want to know how edit a protected ppt file? Protected mode improves security against files that could threaten the integrity of your computer. This mode of operation is activated automatically when you open a risky file: it can be, for example, a file downloaded from the web or an attachment in an email message. Here we will explain the ways on how to edit a protected ppt file. We invite you to stay with us.

Index of contents

  1. Ways to edit a protected ppt file
  2. How to edit a protected ppt file (Protect Edition)
    1. Method 1. Protect your presentation with watermark or password
    2. Method 2.Make your presentation read-only
    3. Method 3. Restrict authorization to certain people
  3. PowerPoint: how to edit a read-only password protected ppt
    1. Google search “unlock PowerPoint read-only”
    2. How to edit a protected ppt (remove read-only password)
  4. conclusion

Ways to edit a protected ppt file

When you open such a file, a yellow bar indicates the potential risk involved. Now let’s see the simple way to edit a protected ppt file:

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In this mode, you can read, but not edit the presentation.

  1. Step 1: If you are sure that it does not present any danger, click on Activate modification, on the right side of the yellow band.

  1. Step 2: If necessary, the protected mode can be customized.
  2. Step 3: Switch to the File tab on tape, then click Options.
  3. Step 4: Select the Trust Center tab and then click Trust Center Settings.
  4. step 5: Select the tab protected mode in the dialog Trust Center and configure this mode to your liking.
Enable protected mode
Enable protected mode

For exampleclear the checkbox Enable protected mode for Outlook Attachments to disable Protected Mode when you open a PowerPoint file from an Outlook message.

How to edit a protected ppt file (Protect Edition)

You have a PowerPoint presentation that you need to share with others, for example an explanation of unique training materials. But how is it protected against copies or changes? In fact, to protect the intellectual property of PowerPoint slides is not that difficult. We invite you to watch this part of the tutorial to learn how to do it.

Method 1. Protect your presentation with watermark or password

Whether you need to protect your PowerPoint file and distribute it using a physical device, or put it on the web with the ability for users to download it, a good way to prevent your project from being stolen is to protect it using iSpringSuite.

This is a suite of eLearning authoring tools for PowerPoint that allows for a large number of presentation protection settings.

  1. Step 1: Download iSpring Suite and install it on your computer. Open the presentation you want to protect, switch to the tab iSpringSuite 10 and click Post.
 iSpringSuite 10
iSpringSuite 10
  1. Step 2: In the window Post a presentation, select the tab My PC and go to section Protection.
Protection section
Protection section
  1. Step 3: In the opened window, you can set the security settings what do you need.

1. Protect your PowerPoint slides by adding a watermark.

With iSpring Suite, you can add a watermark to your presentation, for example your company logo or a copyright notice such as © 2020 Pierre-Martin. It is possible to set the transparency and position of the watermark on the slides.

You can also specify a web page that opens when viewers click the watermark. You can redirect them to the terms of use or your profile page on a social networking site.

Protection section

2. Set a password to edit a protected ppt

This option is quite simple. You can create a password and no one can see your presentation without entering it first.

Protection section

3. Limit time

You can set a time period during which your audience can view your presentation. For example, you can set an interval of two weeks during which your slides will be available.

Protection section

When you’re done with the setup, save your changes and publish the slides. By default, the published presentation is saved to your PC. You can then transfer it to a USB stick or CD and distribute it to your students or colleagues.

Method 2.Make your presentation read-only

This method will not prevent copying and sharing of your copyrighted PPT slides, but it will protect them from modification. The advantage is that to lock a presentation and prevent editing, you don’t need any third-party service; you can do it right in PowerPoint using the option mark as final. When a presentation is set as final, users can read and view it, but they can’t make changes to it.

To lock the slides do this:

  1. Step 1: click on the tab File, Archive in PowerPoint and choose the Protect command presentation in the information panel.
  2. Step 2: From the drop-down menu, select mark as final.
  3. Step 3: Your presentation will then go into read-only mode.
mark as final
mark as final

Method 3. Restrict authorization to certain people

You can restrict access to your readers so they can read the presentation but cannot edit, print or copy the content. As with the previous method, you can do this directly in PowerPoint.

  1. Step 1: Just go to File → Information → Protect Presentation → Restrict Access.
File → Information → Protect Presentation → Restrict Access.
File → Information → Protect Presentation → Restrict Access.

However, to grant access to people, you must log in to Rights Management ServiceRMS. It is integrated with Microsoft Office and is available to faculty and staff. Ask him did he know that the IT department could activate RMS for your account.

NOTE: RMS is allowed in the use of restricted shared access documents only within your company or campus. It will not be possible to share your presentation with external people who are not colleagues or faculty members.

PowerPoint: how to edit a read-only password protected ppt

Now, are you still not satisfied with what you just read and want to edit a read-only password protected ppt? here we explain how to solve this problem:

Google search “unlock PowerPoint read-only”

There are many instructions on how to remove the “end” mark from the document or open it in read-only mode, but not on how to bypass the password. Since PowerPoint is capable of reading slides, projecting the presentation, and playing animations and multimedia content, password protection is only a small protection in the software.

This behavior is similar to password protected PDF files where there are alternative readers to Adobe that offer to bypass this password, there are “command line” that remove it or sites that offer this service (while keeping a copy of your file with them)

Unfortunately, there is no real alternative to PowerPoint without losing some of the content, and no one has created a utility to remove the password.

How to edit a protected ppt (remove read-only password)

There is a small procedure to follow that requires a zip file manager like 7-Zip. Let’s see the steps you must follow:

  1. Step 1: Open PowerPoint pptx file with 7-Zip
7-Zip
7-Zip
  1. Step 2: Navigate to the ppt directory.

7-Zip

  1. Step 3: Find the presetation.xml file and open it
presetation.xml
presetation.xml
  1. Step 4: Open with Notepad if you see this dialog

presetation.xml

  1. step 5: Search

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  1. step 6: Removes from the found text until the end of the paragraph (just before the next “
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  1. Step 7: Save this file to the Windows desktop.
  2. step 8: Extract the archive in 7-Zip to replace the existing archive.

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  1. step 9: There you have it, the password is gone

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conclusion

As you can see, these are the ways, methods, tips that you can use to edit password protected ppt or if you want to protect your presentation slides. Each of these ways can help you a lot. We hope have helped you with this information.