File formats that work with IRM

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Word

Excel

PowerPoint

Outlook

Word

Information Rights Management (IRM) allows individuals and administrators to set access permissions to documents, workbooks, presentations, and e-mail messages. This helps prevent sensitive information from being printed, forwarded, or copied by unauthorized people. After permission for a file is restricted by using IRM, the access and usage restrictions are enforced even if the file reaches unintended recipients. This is because the access permissions are stored in the document, workbook, presentation, or e-mail message itself.

You can protect the following file types by using IRM. When these file types are attached to a rights-managed e-mail message in Outlook, they are automatically rights managed also.

Word files

File type

F ile name extension

Document

.doc and .docx

Macro-enabled document

.docm

Word template

.dot and .dotx

Macro-enabled template

.dotm

Excel files

File type

File name extension

Workbook

.xls and .xlsx

Macro-enabled workbook

.xlsm

Excel template

.xlt and .xltx

Macro-enabled template

.xltm

Non-XML binary workbook

.xlsb

Macro-enabled add-in

.xla and .xlam

PowerPoint files

File type

File name extension

Presentation

.ppt and .pptx

Macro-enabled presentation

.pptm

PowerPoint template

.pot and .potx

Macro-enabled template

.potm

Show

.pps and .ppsx

Macro-enabled show

.ppsm

Office theme

.thmx

See also

File formats for saving documents

Excel

Information Rights Management (IRM) allows individuals and administrators to set access permissions to documents, workbooks, presentations, and e-mail messages. This helps prevent sensitive information from being printed, forwarded, or copied by unauthorized people. After permission for a file is restricted by using IRM, the access and usage restrictions are enforced even if the file reaches unintended recipients. This is because the access permissions are stored in the document, workbook, presentation, or e-mail message itself.

You can protect the following file types by using IRM. When these file types are attached to a rights-managed e-mail message in Outlook, they are automatically rights managed also.

Word files

File type

File name extension

Document

.doc and .docx

Macro-enabled document

.docm

Word template

.dot and .dotx

Macro-enabled template

.dotm

Excel files

File type

File name extension

Workbook

.xls and .xlsx

Macro-enabled workbook

.xlsm

Excel template

.xlt and .xltx

Macro-enabled template

.xltm

Non-XML binary workbook

.xlsb

Macro-enabled add-in

.xla and .xlam

PowerPoint files

File type

File name extension

Presentation

.ppt and .pptx

Macro-enabled presentation

.pptm

PowerPoint template

.pot and .potx

Macro-enabled template

.potm

Show

.pps and .ppsx

Macro-enabled show

.ppsm

Office theme

.thmx

See also

File formats for saving workbooks

PowerPoint

Information Rights Management (IRM) allows individuals and administrators to set access permissions to documents, workbooks, presentations, and e-mail messages. This helps prevent sensitive information from being printed, forwarded, or copied by unauthorized people. After permission for a file is restricted by using IRM, the access and usage restrictions are enforced even if the file reaches unintended recipients. This is because the access permissions are stored in the document, workbook, presentation, or e-mail message itself.

You can protect the following file types by using IRM. When these file types are attached to a rights-managed e-mail message in Outlook, they are automatically rights managed also.

Word files

File type

File name extension

Document

.doc and .docx

Macro-enabled document

.docm

Word template

.dot and .dotx

Macro-enabled template

.dotm

Excel files

File type

File name extension

Workbook

.xls and .xlsx

Macro-enabled workbook

.xlsm

Excel template

.xlt and .xltx

Macro-enabled template

.xltm

Non-XML binary workbook

.xlsb

Macro-enabled add-in

.xla and .xlam

PowerPoint files

File type

File name extension

Presentation

.ppt and .pptx

Macro-enabled presentation

.pptm

PowerPoint template

.pot and .potx

Macro-enabled template

.potm

Show

.pps and .ppsx

Macro-enabled show

.ppsm

Office theme

.thmx

See also

File formats for saving presentations

Outlook

Information Rights Management (IRM) allows individuals and administrators to set access permissions to documents, workbooks, presentations, and e-mail messages. This helps prevent sensitive information from being printed, forwarded, or copied by unauthorized people. After permission for a file is restricted by using IRM, the access and usage restrictions are enforced even if the file reaches unintended recipients. This is because the access permissions are stored in the document, workbook, presentation, or e-mail message itself.

You can protect the following file types by using IRM. When these file types are attached to a rights-managed e-mail message in Outlook, they are automatically rights managed also.

Note: For information about how you can restrict permission to content in e-mail messages, see Create a message with restricted permission.

Word files

File type

File name extension

Document

.doc and .docx

Macro-enabled document

.docm

Word template

.dot and .dotx

Macro-enabled template

.dotm

Excel files

File type

File name extension

Workbook

.xls and .xlsx

Macro-enabled workbook

.xlsm

Excel template

.xlt and .xltx

Macro-enabled template

.xltm

Non-XML binary workbook

.xlsb

Macro-enabled add-in

.xla and .xlam

PowerPoint files

File type

File name extension

Presentation

.ppt and .pptx

Macro-enabled presentation

.pptm

PowerPoint template

.pot and .potx

Macro-enabled template

.potm

Show

.pps and .ppsx

Macro-enabled show

.ppsm

Office theme

.thmx

See also

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