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    Protecting Presentation (PowerPoint 97)

    Is there a way to protect a presentation you email to people? Is there a password protect feature for this program?

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    Re: Protecting Presentation (PowerPoint 97)

    Alas! Password protection was introduced in PowerPoint 2000 (or 2002). See PPT97: Cannot Password Protect PowerPoint Presentations. Time to upgrade?

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    Re: Protecting Presentation (PowerPoint 97)

    Just to clarify... it was introduced in version 2002. We hoped and held our breath <img src=/S/please.gif border=0 alt=please width=31 height=23> at the release of version 2000 and then let out a big rasberry when we saw it had not been included. <img src=/S/beep.gif border=0 alt=beep width=15 height=15>

    Word of warning. If you engage password protection in version 2002 and then try to use the show on a 2000/97 machine, the file will NOT open on those machines... with or without the password. Be careful.

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    Re: Protecting Presentation (PowerPoint 97)

    Thanks for clearing that up <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Protecting Presentation (PowerPoint 97)

    Actually, I meant to tag that onto Meredith's post as you probebly already knew all that. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Protecting Presentation (PowerPoint 97)

    Thank you to both of you for all that information. I will pass it along to the one inquiring about protecting the show. I have 2000 (they have 97) and couldn't find anything on 2000 about it.

    Will look for it when we get to 2002...Thanks again, Meredith

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    Re: Protecting Presentation (PowerPoint 97)

    FWIW, if you go to http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00038.htm you'll find some interesting workarounds listed.

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    Paul Edstein
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