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Old 02-21-2005, 02:44 PM   #1
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reading password-encrypted powerpoint files?


For a class I'm taking, my professor distributes his lectures as password-encrypted powerpoint presentations. Unfortunately Open Office does not support reading these files... is there any other way to open them? If not, is there any way to strip the password and decrypt the files?

Thanks in advance,
Old 02-22-2005, 09:27 AM   #2
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interesting question

1) apparently the author on MS can change it so the powerpoint can be opened BUT not modified which may be the answer as I found this at OO

yes I know it talks about word but its the same deal
Old 02-22-2005, 02:27 PM   #3
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Yeah :/. I had my professor remove the passwords on the files and send them too me. I guess it's as good as it gets for now.



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