Why is my PowerPoint locked?
A presentation might be locked for any of several valid reasons. For starters, people use it mainly to discourage edits; they’re merely alerting recipients the presentation they’ve received is the final version provided by the original author. Read-only status can also prevent accidental edits caused by human error.
Why can’t I edit my PPT?
The presentation may be marked as Final in PowerPoint 2007 or later. That protects it against further changes, so you won’t be able to edit the file. Click the Office button, then choose Prepare, Mark as Final again to make it editable again.
How do I get my PowerPoint back to normal?
Click View Slide Show.
- Click each slide until you reach the end of the slide show.
- Click to exit and return to Normal view.
Why can’t I click on design ideas on PowerPoint?
If you can see the Design Ideas button in PowerPoint but it’s grayed out, it means: You aren’t connected to the internet, or. A single slide isn’t selected. This can be the case when multiple slides are selected in the slide thumbnail pane in Normal view, or when the focus in the thumbnail pane is between two slides.