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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Password Protect your MS Office Docs

When talking with parents about safety and security, they have had concerns regarding the privacy of individual documents. I put together this quick guide to show how to add a password to a Microsoft Office document when opening or modifying it.


1. Go to Word-Preferences

2. Enter Security

3. Write passwords to Open and/or Modify

(If you select “Read-Only”, the person opening it up will not be able to make modifications to the document.)


1. Enter File-Passwords

2. Write the password to Open and/or Modify


1. Enter File-Passwords

2. Choose the option to write the password to Open and/or Modify

Now, when you open up, for instance, a protected Word document, you will see something like this:

If you have any comments or want to share more suggestions, feel free to add a comment.


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