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ESL forum > Concerning powerpoints > How to know if a file is "read only" or editable    

How to know if a file is "read only" or editable


How to know if a file is "read only" or editable
Hi.  I īm pretty new here and I īm wondering about "read only" and editable files.  For example,  I īve seen some nice Power Point presentations that have a few spelling mistakes or that have the odd word I īd like to change.  Do you just have to take the chance when downloading and hope that the file is editable?  I don īt have a lot of experience with PPT, so I īm not sure how this works.  My question also applies to worksheets, as I īve seen members write "fully editable", so I assume some worksheets are not editable.  Any info would be most helpful!  Thanks!

2 Apr 2011      

Czech Republic

Some members export the worksheet from a different software. The worksheet consists of a single one-page picture and it is not editable.
Most members upload editable worksheets. The headlines are sometimes non-editable in order to preserve the fancy fonts.
Some wss are too big to share so the contributor selects the whole page, imports it into MS Paint and save it as a single picture.
Experienced contributors know the tips and tricks from the free Tutorials section and they resize their pictures. Or they insert one big picture (consisting of several minipictures) at the background and then copy-paste all the text on the top of the picture. The text is editable then but the pictures aren īt editable...  
The editable worksheets are considered more useful. PPT are usually fully editable because the size limit is 2 MB.

2 Apr 2011