How to set the read-only mode of PPT?

PPT can be opened in a read-only mode to prevent arbitrary changes. How to set the read-only mode of PPT? Here are three methods to share, let’s take a look together!

Method 1:
We can set “read-only mode” through “properties”.

Firstly, select the PPT file, then right-click and select 【 Properties 】;

After the dialog box pops up, check the “Read Only” option and then click “OK” to set the “Read Only Method” for the PPT.

The read-only mode set by this method allows the PPT file to be opened directly or edited and changed, but it cannot be saved.

When you want to save or close the edited PPT, a dialog box will pop up, indicating that the file is read-only and cannot be saved. You can only change the name or change the save directory to save it.

If you want to cancel this “read-only method” in the future, just remove the “check mark” before the “read-only” option.

Method 2:
We can also set “read-only mode” directly in the PPT.

After opening the PPT file, click on the menu tab [File], then click on [Information] – [Protect Presentation] – [Always Open as Read Only], and the “Read Only” mode will be set.

The read-only mode set by this method allows the PPT file to be opened directly, but cannot be edited or changed. Most menu options are also grayed out and cannot be clicked.

To edit and change the content, you can find the yellow prompt bar below the menu bar, and then click [Edit Again] to proceed with the editing.

If you want to directly remove this “read-only mode”, simply click on the “still edit” option, then follow the set process, click on “file” – “information” – “protect presentation” – “always open read-only mode”, and you can cancel it.

Method 3:
We can also use “Save As” to set the PPT to a read-only mode with a password, which means that only by entering the correct password can we edit and change the PPT content.

Firstly, open the PPT, click on 【 File 】 – 【 Save As 】 in sequence, bring up the 【 Save As 】 dialog box, and then click on 【 General Options 】 in the 【 Tools 】 option list;

After the “General Options” dialog box pops up, enter the desired password in the “Change Permission Password” column, click “OK”, enter the password again, and then save the PPT. The “Read Only Method” is set.

The “read-only mode” set by this method will pop up a dialog box after opening the PPT, indicating that you need to enter a password to modify the file. Otherwise, you can only click “read-only” to open the PPT. That is to say, when opened in read-only mode, the PPT cannot be edited.

If you want to directly remove this “read-only method”, you need to open the PPT, enter the password to obtain editing permission, and then follow the set method to call up the “General Options” in the “Save As” dialog box;

You can see that the password already exists in the “Change Permission Password” column, which is the original password set. Select and delete the password, then save the file, and the “read-only mode” of the PPT will be canceled.

From the above operation, it can be seen that the “read-only mode” of the password has been set. If you want to cancel it, you also need to enter the password first. So when setting passwords, remember to remember or save them well, otherwise you won’t be able to cancel this read-only mode in the PPT.

What if I accidentally forget? In this situation, it may be helpful to use other tools to solve the problem.

For example, many people recommend PPT tools that are also used by the editor. You can directly remove the “read-only mode” of PPT without a password, and the “read-only mode” set by the above three methods can be directly removed.

We just need to select the “Unlimit” module in the tool, then import the PPT file, and it can be lifted with just one click.

The above are three methods for setting “read-only mode” in PPT. Have you learned them?

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