Encrypt Password – Microsoft PowerPoint ensures maximum security and protection to confidential presentations

 

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 is a presentation program developed by Microsoft which is widely used by organizations for making highly impact-ful presentations in no time. Microsoft PowerPoint has become a very common tool which is used by everyone raging from kids at school to adults in professional environment.

Microsoft PowerPoint is not merely a presentation tool for developing presentations but it also offers certain security tools to ensure presentations to be safe and secure. One such feature is Encrypt with Password. This feature may not be commonly used by everyone. But in professional environment usage of this feature can ensure improved protection to the presentations.

To encrypt a presentation, follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Click File > Info > Protect Presentation > Encrypt with Password

Step 2: In the Encrypt Document box, type a password, and then click OK

Note: Passwords are case-sensitive. Make sure that the CAPS LOCK key is turned off when you enter a password for the first time.

 Step 3: In the Confirm Password box, type the password again, and then click OK

Step 4: To save the password, save the file.

Encrypt with Password is a useful feature to protect sensitive or confidential presentation from unwanted access to the presentation. This feature not only restricts editing but also restricts unwanted users from opening the file.

It is advisable to keep a copy of your password in a safe place or create a strong password that you’ll remember. PowerPoint is flexible and allows you to change or remove your password, using the same process. To change the password, you need to type a new password in the Encrypt Document box, and to remove it, leave the Encrypt Document box blank. Confirm the same and save the file.

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