How to Password Protect a Word Document

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Users can easily protect the password in their word document using both Windows as well as on Mac. Though it is not possible with OneDrive.

How to Password Protect a Word Document

Here are the steps explained for password protecting a word document:-

Procedure 1: Through the use of Windows

Step 1

Firstly, open the Microsoft word document in your Windows. By doing the double click on the word document whichever you want to protect with a password. It will open a document in your Microsoft word. If none of the documents is created, then open the Microsoft word and then click on the blank document and do the creating of the document.

Step 2

Now go to the File option. It is available on the upward side to the corner of the given word in the window. It will open the File menu on your screen.

Step 3

After that, click the tab of Info there. It is located at the upward side in the given options of a column which is on the further side of the given window. If none of the access is there on the screen, it means that you are already in the location of the info tab.

Step 4

Go to the Protect Document option. It is the icon of the lock located at the downward side of the name of the document near the upward side of the page. A menu will occur on the screen now.

Step 5

Do the clicking on the Encrypt with Password option. It is available on the upward side of the given menu. It will open the window on your screen.

Step 6

Now enter the password there. Use a strong password that you want to enter there. Type in the given Password text place in the center of the given window.

Step 7

After that, go to the OK button which is located on the downward side of the window.

Step 8

Now do the re-entering of the password. After this, click on the OK button. It will do the confirmation of the choice of your password. When you will close the document, none of the other people will be able to open the document without entering the password. The deleting of the document still can be done without entering the password there.

Procedure 2: Using the Mac

Step 1

Begin with the opening of the Microsoft word document in your Mac device. Now do the double click on the word document in which you want to do the protection by the password on it. The document will appear on the Microsoft word there. If you have not done the creation of the document there, then open the Microsoft word, and then create there the document and move further.

Step 2

Now click on the Review button. It is available at the upward side of the window of Microsoft word. By clicking on the Review, it will prompt the toolbar to occur at the downward side of the given tabs of the upward side of the screen.

Step 3

After that, go to the Protect Document option. It appears like an icon of lock shape which is at the further point of the given toolbar. A window will occur on your screen there.

Step 4

Now enter the password there. Type the password in the field of Password there at the upward side of the given window. It will do the preventing of the people from opening the document without the entering of the password. If you want to do the preventing of people from being doing the modification of the document, then enter the password at the downward side of the window.

Step 5

Go to the OK button. It is located on the downward side of the given window of the pop-up.

Step 6

Now do the re-entering of the password there and then click on the OK button. It will do the confirmation of the password of your selected choice. After the closing of the document, no one out there will be able to open the document without typing the password there.

Wrapping Up

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