Disable Protected View for downloaded presentations Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
All applications that are a part of the Microsoft Office 2010 suite, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and others offer you a security feature that is the Protected View. This is the view you get of a downloaded document, which allows you to read the contents of the file but does not allow you to edit it. Since Internet-borne malware generally enter the PC by tagging along with downloaded documents, this is the suite’s own way of ensuring that all documents that are downloaded are actually from trusted sources.
If you wish to disable this feature on your Windows-based PC, here are the simple steps that you can follow:
- Click on the ‘File’ menu and then click on ‘Options’.
- In the ‘PowerPoint Options’ window, click on ‘Trust Center’ in the left pane.
- Now click on the ‘Trust Center Settings’ button.
- In the Trust Center window, go to the ‘Protected View’ tab and then uncheck ‘Enable Protected View’ for files originating from the Internet.
- Click ‘OK’ twice and then close the Microsoft Excel 2010 worksheet.
If you are working on a particular project and you know you will send and receive several Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 documents on your mailbox, from your teammates, having the files open in the Protected View and then closing them each to make them edit-able can make things tiresome for you. Therefore, you can opt to temporarily disable this feature and complete your task conveniently. However, since it is a security feature, it is advised that you re-enable it, once your urgent task is done.
To enjoy a quick recap of the steps, here is a short video that you can check out…