Why can't I edit my PowerPoint presentation?
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Just so, why can't I edit my PowerPoint slides?
The presentation may be marked as Final in PowerPoint 2007 or later. That protects it against further changes, so you won't be able to edit the file. Click the Office button, then choose Prepare, Mark as Final again to make it editable again.
Subsequently, question is, how do I make my PowerPoint read only? Make a presentation read-only in PowerPoint for the web
- In PowerPoint for the web, click the Share. tab.
- Under Share, click Get a link.
- Under View only, click Create.
- Right-click the URL and click Copy.
- Under Share, click Send email.
- Enter the email address in the To box.
- Paste the URL in the message box, and click Share.
- Click Close.
Beside above, how do I change a PowerPoint from read only to edit?
If you later decide to make changes, removing the Mark as Final setting will permit you to edit the presentation.
- Open the read-only PowerPoint presentation and click the "File" tab.
- Click "Info" from the left pane.
- Click "Protect Presentation" and select "Mark as Final." This acts as a toggle selection.
How do you save PPT so it Cannot be edited?
Simply open the presentation and go to File>Save As. Select a location for the output file and from the 'Save as type' dropdown, select either PPSX or PDF and click Save. This will save the presentation as a separate file. The original PPTX file can still be opened and edited.