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Set a password on a Word document

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 | By Patrick Stafford

This article first appeared on Novemeber 28th, 2011.


Security is everything. There are no doubt documents on your computer that you don’t want anyone to read.


While you could just keep them on a USB stick that you have at all times, you may want to learn how to set a password on your documents.


In the Office suite, particularly in Word, it’s very easy.


To set a password, click on “file” in the top left hand side of the screen. There, click on “permissions”, and then “encrypt with password”.


There, you can set your password. But remember – your password is case sensitive, and if you forget it you won’t be able to access your documents in any way.