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How To Secure Microsoft Office Documents With A Password?

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Microsoft Office is the most commonly used platform for word, excel, PowerPoint and docx format files. Well, there are a lot of features in Microsoft Office which are unfamiliar to the common people. One of them is to protect or encrypt your documents with a secure password but most of the people don't know how to do that. Password protects your most important and private documents which you don't want to share with anybody and prevents unauthorized access. This guide is for Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Edition and you are required to do the same in other versions of Microsoft Office with a little bit of changing.
  • First of all Click on "File" tab in the upper left corner. For older versions like Microsoft Office 2007, you can find Microsoft Logo in the upper left corner.
  • Go to 'Info' and Click on 'Protect Document >> Encrypt with Password'. In older versions after clicking on the Microsoft logo, Go to Prepare >> Encrypt Document

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  • Enter Password in the box and click Ok

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  • Re-Enter your password to confirm it
  • Now every time you will open the document a pop out box will ask you to enter the password to access the document

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REMEMBER, Before protecting your files with a password, you should be aware of the following two things in order to avoid any mishap;
  • To remove password protection you will have to do the same procedure as mentioned above. Just go to Info > Protect Document > Encrypt Document and erase your password.
  • But if you forgot your password, you can't recover it except by means of some third party recovery tools. So, it is recommended to keep a backup of the passwords by saving them in writing.

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