Lock or Unlock Objects
PPT Productivity PowerPoint add-in has 100+ time saving features. Lock/Unlock Objects features let you easily lock shapes, tables, images, or other objects to your slide to prevent movement (you can also unlock them). Standard PowerPoint does not offer the ability to lock or unlock objects.
PPT Productivity's Lock Objects feature lets you lock any shape, object or placeholder on a slide.
Shapes, objects, images and tables cannot be locked by standard PowerPoint, but they can with PPT Productivity. Locking the object prevents you (or others!) from accidentally moving or editing it.
Shape locking works for anyone accessing the slide. The shape or object will be locked for editing even if the person viewing it does not have PPT Productivity installed.
Using a textbox enables you to lock a shape while leaving the text accessible for editing. If you want to lock both the shape and the text, converting your text box to a table or inserting a 1x1 table to hold the text (before locking) will result in both shape and text being locked.