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Powerpoint Slide Show For E-mail Fwd.

Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:48 pm

I'm trying to make a slide show in Powerpoint that is a slide show that I will
be sending to a lot of people and I want to make it so people can only look at
it - not change or modify anything or pull slides/pictures off of it.

Only thing I've found so far is to use the IRM (information rights management)
client that Microsoft tells me to look into. This
just seems to be way too much to get something so simple.

In other words, I'm just trying to create a slideshow like your typical
forwarded e-mail powerpoint slideshow that when you open the file, it goes right
into a slide show.

What do I need to do?

Thanks!
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carmenlu15
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RE: Powerpoint Slide Show For E-mail Fwd.

Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:02 pm

First, create your presentation as usual. Then to save it, select File --> Save As, and in the file type pick PowerPoint Slideshow (or something like that, I'm using Office in Spanish so not sure how does the name translate). You should get a file with a .pps extension, rather than the normal .ppt extension used by PowerPoint files. You can then send the file as you wish, and the recipients will only be able to view it (no editing at all).

Hope that helps!
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RE: Powerpoint Slide Show For E-mail Fwd.

Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:13 pm

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 1):
First, create your presentation as usual. Then to save it, select File --> Save As, and in the file type pick PowerPoint Slideshow (or something like that, I'm using Office in Spanish so not sure how does the name translate). You should get a file with a .pps extension, rather than the normal .ppt extension used by PowerPoint files. You can then send the file as you wish, and the recipients will only be able to view it (no editing at all).

Are you sure? Can't they just open the .pps file and SAVE a regular file, then edit it all they want?
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carmenlu15
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RE: Powerpoint Slide Show For E-mail Fwd.

Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:36 pm

Quoting Pope (Reply 2):

Are you sure? Can't they just open the .pps file and SAVE a regular file, then edit it all they want?

The .pps file opens directly as a slide show, rather than the usual PP window with all the menus, so they wouldn't be able to touch anything. Now, there IS a workaround that will allow to open the file as a regular presentation rather than a slideshow, but the user needs to be savvy enough to figure it out.  Wink
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RE: Powerpoint Slide Show For E-mail Fwd.

Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:26 pm

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 3):
but the user needs to be savvy enough to figure it out.

Is it still a secret that you can rename .pps to .ppt and then open the file as usual?
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Pope
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RE: Powerpoint Slide Show For E-mail Fwd.

Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:17 pm

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 3):
The .pps file opens directly as a slide show, rather than the usual PP window with all the menus, so they wouldn't be able to touch anything. Now, there IS a workaround that will allow to open the file as a regular presentation rather than a slideshow, but the user needs to be savvy enough to figure it out

That's only the case if you double click on the file. If you open Powerpoint (the application) and then go to File | OPEN and select then click on the .pps it opens as a regular PowerPoint file for editing.
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