How to Set Password for PowerPoint file

Posted On November 22, 2019

With Office tools, you have the option of creating a password to protect the content, preventing people create duplication of your content. With PowerPoint, we can completely set a password to protect the content in the presentation. Setting a password for a PowerPoint presentation have the option to completely lock the file(password required to open the presentation) , or only allow the file to be opened and read but not allowed to edit the content. To create a password for a PowerPoint slide, we will immediately use the existing features without resorting to software or support tools. The following article will guide you how to password-protect a PowerPoint presentation.

Set Password for PowerPoint File

With this way, the user is asked to enter the password to view the file, if password is correct then show the content, else bye-bye!

Step 1: Select the File Tab  

Step 2 : Select the info section , next select the Protect Presentation section in the next interface. Display the list => click Encrypt with Password feature .    

Step 3 : Here will display the Encrypt Document dialog box . 

  •                     We will type the password to prevent others from opening => next select OK . 
  •                     Enter the password again to confirm the password created, note that the 2 entry must match.

Step 4 : When the password is set successfully, in the interface of PowerPoint, you will see a notice asking to enter Password to open the file.  

From now on, it is imperative that the user must enter the correct password to open the file.

Step 5 : To remove the password set for the PowerPoint file, we click on File => select Continue Presentation => and then click Encrypt with Password . Then delete the password and click OK.

Set up for others to see, but not for editing

Also known as Read-only mode (read only mode). For this way, if the user knows the password, then enter the password to view the content and edit it, and if you do not know the password, you can still see the content but cannot edit it.  

Step 1: Select the File Tab  

Step 2: Select Save As => then select the location where you want to save the file.   

Step 3: In Tools => section, select General Options .    

Step 4: There are 2 boxes to enter, Password to open box to enter the password to open the file.   

And the Password to Modify box you enter the password to read the content but not edit, here we only use the Password to Modify option .    

Enter the password and click OK , then enter 1 more is okay. 

When other people open the file, they will receive a prompt to enter the correct password.

If you do not know the password but want to see the content, just select Read Only to read, and as I said above, in this option, you can only view but not edit.  

Step 5 : To remove the password, you must enter the correct password => and then click OK to open the file.  

Step 6 : Select the File Tab => next to Save As => select where to save the file , then click Tools, select General Options to display the password entry interface for Ready Only mode .Delete the password set at Password to Modify and then click OK .    

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