Friday, April 13, 2012

Why PowerPoint Is Not Asking For Password

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There is some situation in which PowerPoint will not ask for password even though PowerPoint is password-protected. This situation will allow unauthorized users to access confidential data. To protect valuable data from illegal access, you need to apply some method to prevent this type of behaviour of Microsoft PowerPoint.

Reasons of this problem: The main cause of the problem can be running password script even when you close PowerPoint presentation. So here is the Step by step scenario is written below.
  1. A script runs and ask password from user.
  2. User enter password in the given password field.
  3. The program that ran the script is still running.
Take this example if you use a VBA script to open a password-protected presentation file, PowerPoint is started without a user interface, and the password-protected presentation file is opened in memory. If you attempt to open your PowerPoint presentation again, you are not prompted for a password. This is because your script associated with presentation already open in memory.

Solution: The possible solution of above problem is written below:
  1. Shut down the program that ran the script.
  2. Start PowerPoint, open the protected file, and then click Close on the File menu.
  3. In Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, select PowerPoint in the Close Program dialog box, and then click End Task.
  4. In Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or Microsoft Windows 2000, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, click Task Manager, select Microsoft PowerPoint on the Application tab, and then click End Task.
  5. In Windows Vista, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, click Start Task Manager, and select Microsoft PowerPoint.

The above written method will shut down the script hence resolve your problem. In some cases user actually forget PowerPoint presentation password and loss their valuable data. But password loss situation can be very easily tackle with PowerPoint password recovery software
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