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How to Protect a Word Document With Password

If you are working on an important project or gathering sensitive information on Microsoft Word document or any other office app, you might want to protect your document with a password. For example, you might want to store your important document in a public folder & you don’t want any other person to have access to that document, then you should set a password & protect it. Microsoft Suspends 18 Azure Accounts Tied to China-Based Hackers.

Follow these steps to protect a Word Document with Password on Windows:

1. Open Microsoft Word on your Windows & Open the required document.

2. Go to ‘File’ & click on ‘Prepare’ & ‘Encrypt Document’.

3. Now enter your desired password & click on ‘Ok’.

4. Word will again ask the Password for confirmation. Re-enter your password & hit ‘Ok’.

Now, you have successfully set a password for your Word document. When you close & open the file, it won’t open without accepting the right password (the password you would have set).

If you are a Mac user, then follow these steps:

1. Open your Word document on Mac & click on ‘Review’ in the ribbon up top.

2. Tap on ‘Protect’ & ‘Protect Document’.

3. Now enter your desired password & click on ‘Ok’.

4. You will be asked to re-enter the password. After confirming, hit ‘Ok’ & the document will be password protected.

Nobody will be able to steal your important information in the Word Document. You can repeat these steps on Mac & Windows to password protect a PowerPoint presentation or an Excel Workbook.

(The above story first appeared on Fool’s Corner on Sep 29, 2020 06:42 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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