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I want to be able to email out powerpoint presentation that will be disabled/unreadable/expire after 6 months. Can this be done?

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Yes, you can do this with Rights Management, but this is not programming-related. You just need to sign up for the service (and pay for it after 6 months). Or maybe your company has this service. Works for sure in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010, I'm not sure about earlier versions.

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+1 + should be closed as not related to programming. –  Maiku Mori Feb 3 '10 at 6:32
    
thanks otaku. i just tried to find what you suggest on google/MS IRM pages, but can't find the time expiry option. can you send me a link to a page? –  Michelle Feb 3 '10 at 6:36
    
no problem. You can find more details at office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA101029181033.aspx#Expire –  Otaku Feb 3 '10 at 6:56

I think the best you could do is to embed the presentation in a winforms application with an ActiveX Control, which you set to not run after a certain length of time.

If you are not a programmer, I'm sorry; this is a site for programming-related questions, so I made some assumptions.

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thanks jay. no, i'm not a programmer. do you know who i can pay to do something like what you have suggested? –  Michelle Feb 3 '10 at 6:26
    
Try elance.com. –  Jay Feb 3 '10 at 6:28

Yes, I do as suggested by another, the Information Right Management and it works well. My company has this service, so I don't need to sign up with my hotmail.com

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