Password Protect PowerPoint Files

Top 2 Ways to Password Protect PowerPoint 2013 for Free

June , 2017 10:12 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Office Tricks
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If you want to protect your confidential and sensitive.ppt or .pptx in PowerPoint 2013 from editing or being opened, then you can protect them by adding a unique password with the following ways. Below is what you can try.

Part 1: How to Password Protect 2013 PowerPoint Presentation

There are two useful and easy way covered to guide you to encrypt a .ppt or .pptx in PowerPoint 2013 files for totally free!

Way 1: Encrypt A PowerPoint File 2013 Using Info Menu

To password protect a PowerPoint file 2013, you’ll need to follow these steps:

Step 1: In an open PowerPoint 2013, go to File menu followed by Info and then navigate to Permission section.


Step 3: Then enter the password for protecting the file and click OK to save the changes.


Step 4: In the Confirm Password box, type the password again, and then click OK.


Way 2: Add Protection in Presentation 2013 from General Option

The other way to add protection in presentation 2013 for free is from the General Options, below is how it works.

Step 1: Go to save your file and on the “Save As” menu

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Step 2: In the Save As dialog box, select General Options available as part of tools drop down list.

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Step 3: Using the General Options, you can set password to open as well as password to modify a PowerPoint presentation file. After entering the required details, click OK to confirm and save the changes.


Part 2: How to Remove the PowerPoint 2013 Password Protection

If you are troubled by entering password when you want to access your presentation, then all you need to do is remove the password protection.

To remove password encryption from the presentation, open the file and enter the password in the Password box. Then click File > Info > Protect Presentation > Encrypt with Password. Delete the contents of the Password box, click OK, and then save the presentation.

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