Article ID: 278578 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q278578
If you save a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation in the PowerPoint Show (.ppsx or .pps) format, you can configure PowerPoint to prompt for a password when someone opens the file in Microsoft Windows. This article explains the different password protection options that you can choose.
Note You can open a PowerPoint presentation in Windows by double-clicking the .pps file or by clicking Run on the Start menu and then typing the file name.
PowerPoint provides the following password options:
To protect the document or the file from a user who has malicious intent, use Information Rights Management (IRM) to set permissions that will protect the document or the file.
For more information about the Office features that help enable collaboration, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822924/ )Description of Office features that are intended to enable collaboration and that are not intended to increase security
For more information about how to restrict permissions to content by using IRM, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 278578 - Last Review: July 13, 2012 - Revision: 6.0