Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 presentation can be accessed by wrong hands; because by default these presentations are accessible for both viewing and editing. Hence, any user having Microsoft Office installed on the computer can view and make changes to your presentation. But, if you require you can restrict access to your document and prevent unauthorized presentation in ways so that nobody can change effects or make significant data changes.

If you are sending the presentation for review or got your presentation approved as the final version, it is important to protect Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 presentation so that it can be only accessible for viewing, not editing.

In order to protect the editing rights on your Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 presentation, follow these steps carefully on Windows Vista-based PC.

  1. Click the “File” Tab and locate the “Save As” option.
  2. Click on the “Tools” menu at the bottom on the “Save As” box.
  3. Click on “General Options” to open the file sharing settings for your presentation.
  4. Decide on a password and enter it in the “Password to modify” box and then click “OK”.
  5. Confirm your password when you see the “Confirm Password” box and click “OK.”
  6. Type the file name if you want to change it.
  7. Save your presentation.