How to encrypt/decrypt your presentations on mac?

Worried about somebody making changes to your presentations? Well, you should not as you can always encrypt it with a strong password. 

You must be aware of securing your essential information or accounts with the help of a password. In this technological era, none is unaware of the use of passwords.

In fact, passwords have become our protectors when it comes to storing any essential information online. Viola! You can do the same for your PowerPoint presentations.

I did and it worked wonders

When you encrypt your presentations with a password, it helps you by not letting anyone else make any kind of modifications to it until they know the password.

But, before I start to discuss the way to password protect your PPTs, let me tell you one important thing. 

Once you encrypt your presentation, it becomes necessary that you keep the password handy because if you don’t do so, you will not be able to modify or view your presentation ever again.

The person having the password would be able to make changes or view the presentation, hence make sure you share the password with only trustworthy people.

It’s time now to begin encrypting your presentation

  1. Launch PowerPoint on your Apple device and go to the presentation you wish to encrypt.
  2. After that, you need to click on the ‘File’ option present at the top.
  3. Then, click on the ‘File’ option available at the top.
  4. Select the ‘Passwords’ options from the list.
  5. You will see different options under the ‘Password to open’ menu.
  6. Here, select the checkbox present to ‘require a password to open’. 
  7. On seeing the password field, enter the desired characters in it and try to create a strong password. 
  8. Verify your password once again in the next box.
  9. Tap the ‘Set password’ option to proceed further.
  10. Finally, click ‘Done’ when you have finished setting up encryption.

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If you want to allow others to make modifications in your password, then choose the box present beside “Require a password to modify the presentation” in step 6 of the above procedure. The rest of the process will remain the same. 

To decrypt the presentation

If you have decided to decrypt your presentation and not secure it with a password any longer so that others can also make the required changes to it, then you may follow these steps.

  1. Open the preferred presentation on your Apple device.
  2. You may use the ‘Finder’ and enter the name of your presentation to locate it easily.
  3. Then, click File followed by Passwords.
  4. Here, you need to deselect the checkboxes present next to the ‘require password’ option.
  5. Hit the OK button and save your changes.

And this was how you could make your presentations more secure and restrict others from making changes to it. In a similar manner, you can encrypt your Microsoft Word documents as well. No matter which device you have Apple or Windows, the process is quite similar in all the devices for Office applications.