How To Lock PowerPoint Objects To Protect Them From Modification

It can be quite annoying when you accidentally end up changing the shape of an object within a PowerPoint presentation or when a video, placeholder or text-box in a slide is moved to an incorrect place. This can be quite annoying as sometimes placing a video in its right place while keeping other object intact can be quite tricky. OfficeOne Shape Locker is a simple yet handy PowerPoint add-in, which allows locking shapes, placeholders, pictures, videos, and text boxes in slides. Locking such objects can allow you to focus on the adjacent elements in a presentation and help avoid ruining the look of you slides.

One of the most useful features of OfficeOne Shape Locker is that it saves the lock information within the presentation and the shape attributes are kept locked even when the presentation file is opened on other computers, which might not have the Shape Locker add-in installed. To use Shape Locker add-in, simply download it from the developer’s website and run the setup file. It will install like any other application and automatically add the Lock Shapes option to MS PowerPoint within the Design Tools tab.

Lock PowerPoint Objects

After the installation of this add-in for PowerPoint, you can easily lock shapes by selecting an object and clicking on the Lock Shapes option. This will open up a new window where you can lock shape attributes from further modification. The attributes that you can lock include the position, size, grouping, rotation, selection, text editing, shape type, editing points and arrow heads of the selected object. Furthermore, you can also hide handles from showing up.

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Shape Locker works on Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. By using Shape Locker you can lock object types in the following presentation formats, PPTX, PPSX, .PPTM, POTX, POTM and PPSM. The pricing options for Shape Locker include $49.95 (single license), $219.95 (5 user license), $ 419.95 (10 user license) and $1999.95 (50 user license).

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