"My desktop at work can be accessed by a few people and I don't want them in my presentations."
Passwords can be added by choosing Tools > Options from the menu. Choose the Security tab at the top of the dialog box.
Note - For PowerPoint 2007, see Password Protection in PowerPoint 2007
There are two password options available for you to add to your presentation.
- Password to Open
- This is a security feature allowing you to control who has access to the presentation.
- Password to Modify
- Sometimes you can allow others to see the presentation, but do not want any alterations made. By adding a password to this box, no one can make any changes to the presentation, without first entering the password.
You can choose to apply either of these password protection options, or both to your presentation.