How to protect your Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint documents

Hello guys. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are the most common applications for documentation and presentation purpose in the world. So, we make different documents and some of them may be confidential. If you don’t want others to have access to your documents, you have to protect them. In this article we are going to show you how to make your confidential documents secure.

Let’s create a simple Word document and save it on the desktop. In order to protect this document with password you have to click FILE on the top left corner. After that just select Protect Document -> Encrypt with Password.

encrypt with password

In the following window type the password that you like. Click on OK and re-enter the password. It says you that your document is protected now and a password is required to open it.

document protected

Now close Microsoft Word and try to open up the same document. As you can see, it is asking you the password.

document password

So, this is how we can protect our Word document.

You should do the same things with Excel file and PowerPoint presentation. This is the way you can password protect all your documents.

But what if you want to remove the password? It’s pretty simple.

Open up your protected document, enter the password and go to FILE again. Select Protect Document -> Encrypt with Password and type you will see that the password already there. Just clear it up and click on OK. Now, it is not showing that your file is protected. That’s pretty much it.

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