Password Protect your Word and Excel Document

password protect word and excel documents

How to password protect word and excel documents. There are times when you may not want other people to have access to your sensitive documents. Specially so when you are on a shared computer. How do you password protect word and excel documents ?.

If you have sensitive documents in your Laptop or desktop and need to  protect, than you need to password protect word and excel documents, so that nobody can open those documents without a password.

Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint has this facility to help users to password protect word and excel documents. To prevent unauthorized access by providing the feature of “Encrypt with Password”. Which allows users to make their files password protected.

So how do we do we password protect word and excel documents: This tutorial is based on Word 2007, but the procedure is almost the same in word 2010 also.

If you are not the reading type and prefer watch a video tutorial..here you are..

STEP 1

Open the word document that you want to password protect. In Microsoft word click on the the “Office” button than “Prepare” than on “Encrypt Document” as shown below.

password protect word and excel documents

STEP 2

You will get this option, here enter your password for your document

password protect word and excel documents

STEP 3 :

Click on “OK” , you will get another prompt to re-enter your password , do so by entering the same password you entered earlier and than click on OK.

STEP 4:

Than save your Document or press Ctrl+S to save the documents. Your Document is now  password protected, and can be opened only after entering the password, which only you know. If any one tries to open the password protected document he will be prompted to enter the password as shown below.

password protect word and excel documents

HOW TO REMOVE PASSWORD FROM A WORD DOCUMENT.

STEP 5:

If you ever want to remove the Password from the Word Document, than open the Document, it will ask for the password , Enter the password. Now again click on the “Office” button than “ Prepare” than “Encrypt Document”.

password protect word and excel documents

STEP 6:

You will get the following window with your password already in, just remove the password from the password field and than click on “OK” button than press Ctrl+S to save the Document.

password protect word and excel documents

Now your Word Document is password free. A very convenient feature to password protect word and excel documents.

Was this helpful ? With this simple trick you can easily password protect your important and sensitive document.

 
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Ben Jamir

Ben Jamir is the Founder and Author of Tipsnfreeware. He is a part time Blogger, sharing his experience and giving a Helping hand to Home users. You will find here the best Windows Tips,Tricks and quality Freeware.

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