How to add password protection in microsoft word document

Add Password Protection in Microsoft Word Document

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Open a new file in Microsoft Word or create a new one to add password protection.

Open a new file in Microsoft Word or create a new one to add password protection.

Select \u201cFile\u201d from menu bar at the left corner of the screen and after that select \u201cinfo\u201d option from "File" menu.

Select “File” from menu bar at the left corner of the screen and after that select “info” option from "File" menu.

Select \u201cProtect document\u201d icon from the \u201cinfo\u201d settings on the right side of the screen.

Select “Protect document” icon from the “info” settings on the right side of the screen.

A drop down list would open and from the drop down menu select \u201cEncrypt with Password\u201d option.

A drop down list would open and from the drop down menu select “Encrypt with Password” option.

Now system would ask you to enter password to protect your Microsoft Word document.

Now system would ask you to enter password to protect your Microsoft Word document.

Now reenter the same password to confirm because if you forget the password, you won't be able to open the file.

Now reenter the same password to confirm because if you forget the password, you won't be able to open the file.

Now, your file is password protected and every time someone would open the file, they would require password to view the file contents.

Now, your file is password protected and every time someone would open the file, they would require password to view the file contents.

Microsoft word can be used to protect files but you can also use a PDF editor(http://www.classicpdf.com/) to add password/encryption in files because PDF files are more secure than other file formats.

Microsoft word can be used to protect files but you can also use a PDF editor(http://www.classicpdf.com/) to add password/encryption in files because PDF files are more secure than other file formats.

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