How to lock an item (object) on slide in PPT for MAC

Locking an item or object on a slide in PowerPoint for Mac can be useful when you want to prevent accidental movement or deletion of the object. Here are the steps to lock an item on a slide in PowerPoint for Mac:

1. Select the item or object that you want to lock on the slide.
2. Click on the “Arrange” tab in the top menu bar.
3. Click on the “Selection Pane” button in the “Arrange” tab.
4. The “Selection Pane” will appear on the right side of the screen. Find the object you want to lock in the list and click on the eye icon next to it to hide it temporarily.
5. Click on the object again to select it.
6. Click on the “Arrange” tab again and select “Lock” from the drop-down menu.
7. The object is now locked and cannot be moved or deleted accidentally.

To unlock the object, simply click on the “Arrange” tab, select “Unlock” from the drop-down menu, and then click on the object to select it again.

Some additional tips to keep in mind when locking objects in PowerPoint for Mac:

– You can lock multiple objects at once by selecting them all and then choosing “Lock” from the “Arrange” tab.
– If you want to make changes to a locked object, you will need to unlock it first.
– Locked objects can still be edited, resized, and formatted, but they cannot be moved or deleted.
– If you want to prevent others from making changes to your PowerPoint presentation, you can also password-protect it by going to “File” > “Save As” > “Options” > “Security” and then entering a password.


I hope this solution helps you effectively lock your objects on PowerPoint for Mac and prevent any accidental movement or deletion. Remember to unlock the object if you need to make changes to it and consider password-protecting your presentation for added security. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to ask.

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