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    Trying to make Powerpoint" read-only

    My client asked me to put a Powerpoint presentation on his site, with a link to it. I am not too familiar with uploading Powerpoints.
    I uploaded it to my server as I would a pdf and created a link to it.
    The problem is that he wants the ppt to be "viewable" but not "editable" by the viewer.

    He said that he saved it as "read only". I double-click it in my email and it does open up as a normal "slideshow", BUT when I uploaded it to the website, and click on the website link, it does not open as a "slideshow". It actually opens up Microsoft Powerpoint, and is "editable". (The extension is "ppsx").
    I need to somehow put this ppsx on the site, but make it "viewable" only.
    I don't really care if a viewer can download it, but I DO NOT want anyone to be able to "edit" it.
    I read that maybe I should convert it to swf. Any ideas? I would appreciate any thoughts on this. Thank you, Buffmin

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    I've never placed a powerpoint on the web and don't think many users on codingforums have, so I decided to answer this with the limited knowledge I have

    I've seen many websites use slideshare:
    http://www.slideshare.net/

    .swf is a little more advanced, but there are a lot of free converters out there (you can google: powerpoint to .swf):
    http://www.authorgen.com/authorpoint...converter.aspx

    You can also save the powerpoint as HTML
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/po...003082206.aspx

    You have a lot of options, choose which one works better for you!

    Best regards,
    Sammy12
    Last edited by Sammy12; 03-11-2012 at 05:12 AM.

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    Have you tried to change the rights of the file on FTP server to 444?

    -Riku

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    Thank you all.
    After reading your posts, I chose to convert the ppt to a webpage. Easily done using the ispring converter(converts to a swf and saves it as a web page). I watched a Youtube video which walked me through it and it worked great. the link to the particular Youtube video is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l67FfQuRLLc

    Thanks again! Buffmin
    Last edited by Buffmin; 03-11-2012 at 08:14 PM.

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    A couple more ideas for other readers-

    1. convert it to a pdf.
    2. save as a movie (it's an option in power point 2010, not sure about earlier versions)


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