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Windows 7: Office 2010 Ppt - Need to remove the password I created to open ppt

10 Jan 2017   #1

Win7 Pro 64-Bit
Office 2010 Ppt - Need to remove the password I created to open ppt

As the title suggests...I created a password for the presentation I just completed and misunderstood its function. I thought I was creating a password to protect it from being edited by the people I need to send it to. In turn, I need to disable this makes no sense to send someone a protected document and the password they need to open it. Can anyone here offer advice? I have not been able to identify a means to disable this "open document" password.

Additionally, can anyone help me determine how I can protect the document from being edited by the people I send it to?

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10 Jan 2017   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

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10 Jan 2017   #3

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1


^^ Yep, that tutorial ought to help you get fixed up. ^^

MS changed the wording for this a while back, making it much more confusing.

It used to be simple, such as "password to open" and "password to modify".
Alas, because of the need to increased security in today's threat environment (and the frequent targeting of MS Office and its files), I guess they had to ratchet things up a bit, adding encryption, digital signatures, etc.
By so doing, they did make it more confusing.
The new descriptions are hard to decipher.

Just as a little tip from the "been there, done that" school: I always keep at least 2 versions of every important (and especially "working") MS Office file in at least 2 places at all times (usually it's more than that, with both local folders, thumb drives and on-site and off-site backup)
And I am a compulsive "saver".
One never can predict when something unexpected will happen to the system or the file being created.
Although newer versions of Office are pretty good at document recovery, I try not to leave anything to chance.

"Data is [sic] not data unless it [sic] exists in at least two places."**

Let us know how it goes, so that we can all learn.


**"Data" is actually plural. So, to be correct, it would be: "Data are not data unless they exist in at least two places."
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10 Jan 2017   #4

Win7 Pro 64-Bit

I do have it saved and generated a pdf to send out. Problem is the "send" party is for a job opportunity! Read halfwit potential employee if he sends a document and the password to open it:) Isn't that a nice reflection on you!

Sorry, had to share...where is that beer?

I will look at your references tomorrow. Thanks you both for responding. I will mark this solved after I review the tutorial.

Edit - The tutorial worked perfectly.
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11 Jan 2017   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Thanks for letting us know & glad to hear it worked.
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