The feature encryption present in Microsoft Office is extremely useful to protect our documents, spreadsheets and slide shows, either to protect sensitive data from unauthorized personnel, or just away from nosy people.
In PowerPoint, this feature is very useful to protect a particular slideshow that you might not want your audience to see ahead of time. In cases like this, protect the file with a password is always a good idea.
Now check out the step by step to use this protection in your PowerPoint presentations. But be very careful not to forget your password, as well as in Word and Excel, PowerPoint does not allow her recovery in case of loss or forgetfulness.
The following tutorial was developed using PowerPoint 2010, but is also valid for versions 2007 and 2013 Microsoft Office slide editor.
Creating A Password For The Presentation
Step 1: with your finished presentation, click the “File” menu:
Step 2: click the menu “Information” on the left. On the right screen, click the “Protect Presentation” and then on “Encrypt with Password” option:
Step 3: PowerPoint will ask you to create a password. Create it, click “OK“, repeat it and click “OK” again:
After creating the password PowerPoint will save the presentation, if it has not already been saved. From now on, whenever the encrypted file is opened, it will ask for the password that was created before showing its contents.
This way your presentation will be protected against unauthorized access.
Disabling The Password
To remove the file password, just open it, enter the password you created to allow access and repeat steps 1 and 2 described above. In the input box password, simply delete it and leave the field blank. Click “OK” and the password is disabled, allowing access to the file normally. PowerPoint again save the file to consolidate the change.