Edit a presentation that is marked as final

The Mark as Final command makes a presentation read-only, but it is not a security feature. You or anyone who receives an electronic copy of a presentation marked as final can reverse the Mark as Final status and edit the presentation.

To determine whether a presentation is marked as final, look for the Mark as Final icon in the status bar at the lower-left side of the PowerPoint window, as shown below. When you unmark a presentation, the icon disappears from the status bar.

Mark as Final icon displays in the status bar for documents that are marked as final

Note: For more information about marking a presentation as final, see Prevent changes to a final version of a presentation.

  1. Open the presentation that is marked as final.

  2. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office button image , point to Prepare, and then click Mark as Final to undo Mark as Final status.

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