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Password protect your Microsoft Word files.

Updated on January 2, 2014
Password Protect MS Word
Password Protect MS Word


What is Microsoft Word?

Microsoft Word is a word processor designed by Microsoft. It is a component of the Microsoft Office software system. MS Word is used for creating documents such as letters, brochures, learning activities, tests, quizzes and students' homework assignments.

How do I protect my MS word Files?

Now this is the big question. Let say when other people are also using your PC or laptop then you don't want them to access your MS Word files.

Now this tips will help you answer the above question.

Password Protect Microsoft Word Files

Just follow the step by step procedure with screenshots.

1. Choose the MS Word files you want to add password.

2. Click on the "Office Button" then "Save As"

MS Word "Save As"
MS Word "Save As"
MS Word Tools and General Options
MS Word Tools and General Options

3. A new window will pop up. Click on "Tools" option at the bottom of the window.

4. Select "General Options"

5. Type the desired password you want on the "Password to Open" field.

6. Click "OK".

MS Word Add Password
MS Word Add Password

7. After adding Password, a new window will pop up asking to "Confirm password", just re-enter the password then click "OK".

That's all. Now your MS word file is already protected with password. Everytime you open your file it will ask for a password.

Thanks for reading. I hope it helps you. I will wait for your feedback.

© 2013 Romel Tarroza


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    • livewirez profile image

      Romel Tarroza 4 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Sea

      I'm glad I could help...

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      Roshan Jerad Perera 4 years ago

      Wow. I didn't know about this until now.Thanks for sharing this information. It's really helpful