View Full Version : Protecting Elements in PowerPoint

10-01-2006, 08:46 AM
Hi...I would like to know if there is a VBA approach to facilitate "protecting" specific elements (text and graphics) in PowerPoint so the user CANNOT make content changes to the document. I need to create a PowerPoint file for distribution to various presentators that will ALLOW them to RE-ORDER the slides WITHOUT being able to edit or delete the actual text/graphic elements and change the formatting/layout. Once they re-order the slides they would be able to save the file as a PPS. The best option would allow me to set only certain text elements as "editable". Is it possible to do this with VBA? Can you post an example on how to selectively protect PowerPoint elements, or direct me to a reference that might have one?

I've done some limited VBA programming for Excel and I know you can selectiively protect elements such as worksheets and cells, but I'm not sure how this could be done in PowerPoint. Thanks.