How to protect a word file with password

Password protecting a word file is one of the so many features Microsoft word provides to its users. It is easy to protect a word file with password but you need to write down the password and keep it safe, because you won’t be able to open this document if you loose the password.

Open the word document which you want to password protect.

Click on File from the top menu and then select Save As option from the menu.

How to protect word document with password.

From the Save As window click on the Tools button.

How to protect word document with password.

From the Tools drop down menu select General Options.

How to protect word document with password.

In the “General Options” pop up window, type your password in the text input field next to “Password to Open” label. If you want to protect this file from editing, type your password in the text field of “Password to modify” label.

How to protect word document with password.

Click OK button and you will be asked for re-entering the password for confirmation. Re-enter both the passwords and you are done.

Method 2

Open your word document and Click on “File” from the top menu.

Select “Info” and click on Protect Document button.

How to lock word files with password.

From the drop down menu of “Protect Document” click on “Encrypt with Password”.

How to lock word document with password.

Enter your desired password for protecting this document and you are all done.

How to protect word document with password.

Note: must write down the password you entered and keep it somewhere safe for recovering protected word documents in case you forgot the password.

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