How to Unlock Read-Only PowerPoint Presentations

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If you want unrestricted editorial rights to a read-only PowerPoint presentation, then you have to unlock it. The good news is that you can open it in a few simple clicks. Here’s how.

Unlock a Read-Only Presentation

There are two ways to tell if a presentation is a read-only file. The first is if you see the words “Read-Only” after the title of the presentation. The second is if you see a yellow message bar across the top of a presentation with a message letting you know the document has limited access.

Next to the yellow banner message will be a button that reads “Edit Anyway.” Click that button to unlock the PowerPoint.

Edit anyways

The yellow bar should disappear along with the “Read-Only” text that appeared after the presentation title. Your PowerPoint will now be editable.

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As the saying goes, there’s more than one way to cook an egg. The same applies to unlocking a presentation. Although this method involves a few extra steps, we wouldn’t be real geeks if we didn’t show you how.

First, open the read-only presentation and select the  “File” tab.

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