Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Protect your Word and Excel Files with password

If you are of one of those who creates Microsoft Word document and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, and intend to password protect them either for view or modifications, this post will be of interest to you.

In this post, we will learn about a simple trick using which you can password protect your Microsoft Word documents and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. This definitely lets you add a first level of security to your files.

In order to Password protect your Microsoft Word documents or Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets, follow the process below.
1.) Create your Word or Spreadsheet file.

2.) Once you are ready to Save the file, Click on the “Save As”  under the File menu.

3.) click on “Tools” and select “general option”.

In xp

In vista

 4.) The next dialog asks you to enter the Password for Opening the document or spreadsheet and also for Modifying it. Click on Ok once done.

5.) You will be asked to re-enter the passwords as a confirmation step.

6.) Bingo… you are done. Save the file and the next time  you open it, a dialog will welcome you with a prompt to enter the password to open and modify the file.


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