Encrypting a Powerpoint 2016 Presentation

  1. Click on the [File] tab to bring up the Menu Pane.
    Image: Powerpoint File tab
  2. Click on [Info] to bring up the Info Pane, and then click [Protect Presentation] button.  
    Image: Powerpoint Info pane
  3. From the drop down menu, click on [Encrypt with Password] option.
    Image: Powerpoint: Encrypt with password selection
  4. In the Encrypt Document dialogue box enter your preferred password and click the [OK] button. Confirm your password by entering it into the following dialogue box, and click [OK].
    Image: Powerpoint Encrypt Document password dialogue box
  5. In the Info Pane, you'll now see a yellow box with the message that a password is required to open this presentation. Click the left-arrow above the Info option to go back to your presentation. 
    Image: Powerpoint file protected message

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