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How to Make PowerPoint Presentation Read-only

It is effective to restrict permission to your PowerPoint presentation (PPT). After reading this article you will know how to make a PowerPoint presentation read-only with simple methods. Those methods applies to different versions of PowerPoint (2003, 2007, 2010, 2016, etc.).

Ways to Make PowerPoint Read-only with Password:
Way1: Restrict Permission by People
Way2: Save PowerPoint Presentation with a Read-only Password
Way3: Mark PowerPoint Presentation as Final to Make it Read-only

Way1: Restrict Permission by People

  • 1. Open the PowerPoint that you want to set read-only protection.
  • 2. In the ribbon, select the "File" tab. And then click the "Info" in the left of the panel.
  • click file and click info to set permission to the presentation
  • 3. Click the "Protection Presentation" function button, and then four options will show up. We will choose the second one "Restrict Permission by People".
  • 4. Then select "Restricted Access" to set restrict permission to this presentation.
  • restrict permission by people

Way2: Save PowerPoint Presentation with a Read-only Password

This method aims to create a read-only password for your PowerPoint presentation. Next time, you need to input the password to open and edit this PowerPoint Presentation. Or you can just get into read only mode. It is a very reliable way to set a password to restrict the read and write permissions of the PPT.

  • 1. Open your presentation. Click the "File" in the ribbon. And then click "Save as".
  • select save as
  • 2. A window pops up, in which you need to click the "Tools" in the bottom of the panel.
  • 3. Select "General Options".
  • select Tools to modify the General Options
  • 4. Create a password to modify the shared PowerPoint presentation. Then click OK.
  • create a paasword to modify  for ppt

Ater that, you can save the PowerPoint with modify password so that others can only read it if they do not know the password.

Way3: Mark PowerPoint Presentation as Final to Make it Read-only

Way-3 is to mark the PowerPoint presentation as the final version and make it read-only. But the permission can be easily removed somewhat. Choose carefully according to your personal use.

Referring to the Step-3 of Way-1, and select the first option "Mark as Final". After clicking it, the presentation will immediately get protected to discourage editing.

mark ppt as final

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