Indezine Logo

  This is the print version of this page. All content is copyright Indezine.com 2000-2018.



Remove Mark as Final Option in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Learn about removing the Mark as Final option for files in PowerPoint 2013.


Author:

Product/Version: PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

OS: Microsoft 7 and higher






Have you ever received a presentation that doesn't allow you to make any changes? That could be a password protected presentation. Or, it could have been Marked as Final. Fortunately, Mark as Final is more of an administrative tool than a security tool. Its purpose is to make others aware that the author of the presentation doesn't want others editing this work. First of all you need to make sure that a presentation indeed has a Mark as Final attribute applied. To do that, check at the lower left area of the Status Bar at the bottom of the PowerPoint Interface. You should see the Mark as Final icon, as shown in Figure 1 (highlighted in red).

Mark as Final icon
Figure 1: Mark as Final icon

In the following steps learn more about removing the Mark as Final option applied to a presentation in PowerPoint 2013:

  1. Open the presentation that has been Marked as Final.
  2. To determine whether a presentation is marked as final, look for these two indications:

    • A Mark as Final icon in the Status Bar at the bottom left corner (highlighted in red within Figures 1 and 2).

    • A yellow strip right above the Slide Area (highlighted in blue within Figure 2) with a message that this presentation discourages editing.

    Presentation marked as final
    Figure 2: Presentation marked as final
  3. Within the yellow strip right above the Slide Area (refer to Figure 2 above), click the Edit Anyway button (highlighted in red within Figure 3) to enable editing for a file.

    Edit Anyway button
    Figure 3: Edit Anyway button

    Alternatively, you can access the File tab of the Ribbon, and open the Info Pane as shown in Figure 4, below. Click the Protect Presentation button to bring up the menu you see in Figure 4. Click on the Mark as Final option. Since this is a toggle option, this action removes the Mark as Final applied to the active presentation.

    Mark as Final
    Figure 4: Mark as Final
  4. When you remove the Mark as Final from a presentation, the icon disappears from the Status Bar as shown in Figure 5. You also no longer see the yellow strip shown in Figures 2 and 3, previously on this page.

    Mark as Final removed
    Figure 5: Mark as Final removed

See Also:

Remove Mark as Final in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Remove Mark as Final in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
PowerPoint 2007: Remove Mark as Final for Windows

Organic Shapes with Brush Edges

You get 8 shape types plus lines as part of this Organic Shapes collection. Each of these 8 shape types have 10 variants. So you end up with 80 hand-drawn shape options! Again each of these 80 shapes have 12 brush stroke styles! Plus you get the lines and arrows in 12 brush stroke styles too. Combine all variations to end up with more than 3000 possibilities.

Buy and Download for $99+ (83 MB)


Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Home | PowerPoint | Photoshop | PowerPoint Templates | PowerPoint Tutorials | Blog | Notes | Ezine | Advertise | Feedback | Site Map | About Us | Contact Us

Link to Us | Privacy | Testimonials

PowerPoint Backgrounds | Christian PowerPoint Backgrounds | Business PowerPoint Presentation Templates

Plagiarism will be detected by Copyscape

©2000-2018, Geetesh Bajaj. All rights reserved.

since November 02, 2000