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I know how to expire excel files with macros but have not

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I know how to expire excel files with macros but have not figured out how to expire a powerpoint slide presentation using macros, how can I get this done so I can change the expiration date on future presentations as needed
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Quiksilver07070 replied 1 year ago.

Hello Leonard, and thank you for choosing


Files containing macros are often classified as suspicious and it would have to be set up to force a user to enable macros to view the information - people and IT departments are very suspicious of such files.


Case studies abound where a screen scrape (e.g. simply photographing the screen, taking screenshots, or using CamStudio) has subverted even the tightest restrictions.


So, I would suggest a DIFFERENT way of causing an expiration date to occur. Besides, its SO EASY to just make a copy, and/or edit the macro's you have enlisted to act as a way of expiration. Its certainly not the most effective.


I suggest using the IRM within the MS Office products


IRM helps to do the following:

  • Prevent an authorized recipient of restricted content from forwarding, copying, modifying, printing, faxing, or pasting the content for unauthorized use

  • Prevent restricted content from being copied by using the Print Screen feature in Microsoft Windows

  • Restrict content wherever it is sent

  • Support file expiration so that content in documents, workbooks, or presentations can no longer be viewed after a specified period of time

  • Enforce corporate policies that govern the use and dissemination of content within the company

Expert:  Quiksilver07070 replied 1 year ago.

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