Bug 35327 - Cannot open Powerpoint document with password protection
Summary: Cannot open Powerpoint document with password protection
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 33538
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.1 release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-03-15 04:42 UTC by Bernhard Stickler
Modified: 2012-01-28 11:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

test data (42.00 KB, application/vnd.ms-powerpoint)
2011-03-15 22:59 UTC, Yifan Jiang

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Description Bernhard Stickler 2011-03-15 04:42:25 UTC
If you try to open a password protected Powerpoint document the message "Loading of a password protected Powerpoint presentation is not supported".
I think the reason is, that password protected isn't available in impress. So i suggested to create a PDF document.
But the presentation includes interactive buttons to jump from slide 3 to slide 8 and so on. This functionality doesn't work in the PDF document.
So there is no way to give a presentation with interactive functions to a user that shouldn't be able to change the document. Either it should be possible to protect an impress document (an open a password protected Powerpoint file) or the interactive functionality should be provided in the PDF file (e.g. as internal link).
Comment 1 Yifan Jiang 2011-03-15 22:58:22 UTC
reproduced in 3.3.1 as:

password protected ppt is not supported ,meanwhile password protected pptx is well supported.

Attaching a sample file.

Looks like an enhancement request, so add Radek to the CC list to see any further ideas of this.
Comment 2 Yifan Jiang 2011-03-15 22:59:06 UTC
Created attachment 44493 [details]
test data
Comment 3 NoOp 2011-09-15 08:22:36 UTC
Possible duplicate of:
[Unable to read password-protected microsoft powerpoint slideshows]
Comment 4 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 11:43:39 UTC
[This is an automated message.]
This bug was filed before the changes to Bugzilla on 2011-10-16. Thus it
started right out as NEW without ever being explicitly confirmed. The bug is
changed to state NEEDINFO for this reason. To move this bug from NEEDINFO back
to NEW please check if the bug still persists with the 3.5.0 beta1 or beta2 prereleases.
Details on how to test the 3.5.0 beta1 can be found at:

more detail on this bulk operation: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/RFC-Operation-Spamzilla-tp3607474p3607474.html
Comment 5 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2012-01-28 11:11:46 UTC
Indeed, duplicate of bug 33538.

Best regards. JBF

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 33538 ***