Under certain circumstances, you may not be prompted for a
password when you open a password-protected Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
This behavior occurs when all of the following conditions
- A script prompted you earlier for the password.
- You typed the password when prompted by the
- The program that ran the script is still
For example, if you use a Microsoft Visual Basic for
Applications (VBA) script to open a password-protected presentation file,
PowerPoint is started without a user interface, and the password-protected
presentation file is opened in memory.
If you then attempt to open
your PowerPoint presentation again, you are not prompted for a password. This
is because your script is holding the presentation and associated password open
To work around this issue, do one of the following:
- Shut down the program that ran the script.
- Start PowerPoint, open the protected file, and then click Close on the File menu.
Note If you use PowerPoint 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Close.
- In Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium
Edition (Me), press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, select PowerPoint in the Close Program dialog box, and then click End Task.
- In Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or Microsoft Windows 2000,
press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, click Task Manager, select Microsoft PowerPoint on the Application tab, and then click End Task.
- In Windows Vista, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, click Start Task Manager, select Microsoft PowerPoint-[filename] on the Application tab, and then click End Task.
Article ID: 285496 - Last Review: March 19, 2007 - Revision: 2.1
- Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
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