How can I edit a PowerPoint presentation which automatically opens as a presentation?

Paul November 1, 2014

I cannot edit a powerpoint since it opens automatically as a presentation. When I try to modify the properties by unchecking the read only box, I am denied this option; a message appears saying administrator only.

How can I open the powerpoint to enable edits?

Many thanks,

  1. Oron J
    November 2, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I usually go with the method suggested by Saikat, although I'm sure Microsoft's method (suggested by Hovsep) also works.

  2. Saikat Basu
    November 1, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    This should work:

    Open your PowerPoint software
    Click on the Windows Button or the File Button (depending on your vesrion of PowerPoint) and choose Open.
    Navigate to the PowerPoint Show file.
    Edit the presentation.
    Then choose Save As, and select PowerPoint Presentation
    To save the presentation as a PowerPoint Show file, choose Save As PowerPoint Show

  3. ha14
    November 1, 2014 at 1:41 pm