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Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 09:20:34 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Decrypting PPT files

On 01/24/14 at 05:51pm, Matt Weir wrote:
> I'm trying to decrypt a password protected a powerpoint 97-2003 PPT
> file. I've successfully used on Word documents, but
> this is the first .ppt file I've tried and it errors out with:
> 'ascii' codex can't decode byte 0xd9 in position 2: ordinal not in
> range(128)

Hi Matt,

Are you using the latest "bleeding-jumbo" version of the

I just tried on the .ppt and .pptx files I have and it
seems to working just fine (TM).

It would be awesome if you could share a sample .ppt file which is
failing (private email is OK).


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