If you want to discourage other individuals from making edits to your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation or enable them know the file you sent is the ultimate variation, you can do so by generating it read through-only. Here’s how it’s finished.
Note: Though generating your PowerPoint presentation read through-only is a great deterrent from getting others edit your content material, it is easy to unlock a examine-only presentation. It’s by no signifies un-editable.
Open up the presentation that you want to make read-only, then click the “File” tab.
Upcoming, in the left-hand pane, choose “Info.”
You will now see a “Protect Presentation” section, which lets you (to an extent) guard against any enhancing of your presentation. Simply click “Protect Presentation.”
After picked, a fall-down menu will look with these four choices:
- Usually Open Go through-Only: This asks the reader to choose-in to edit the presentation. This prevents accidental edits.
- Encrypt with Password: This password shields your presentation.
- Insert a Digital Signature: This provides an invisible digital signature to your presentation.
- Mark as Final: This allows the reader know that this is the closing version of the presentation.
All of these possibilities are great for shielding the integrity of your Microsoft PowerPoint, but the two we’ll need listed here to make the presentation study-only are (1) Usually Open up Read-Only and (2) Mark as Closing.
Selecting possibly choice will reduce the reader from editing the presentation–unless they decide-in to do so.
If you selected the Always Open Browse-Only solution, the reader will see this message when opening the presentation:
“To protect against accidental changes, the author has established this file to open as examine-only.”
If you selected the Mark as Closing choice, the reader will see this concept:
“An creator has marked this presentation as final to discourage modifying.”
In either case, your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation is now set to examine-only. However, in the two scenarios, all the reader has to do to edit the presentation is click on the “Edit Anyway” button.