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[Tutorial] How To Password Protect Or Encrypt Office 2007 Documents

If you need to protect your sensitive Excel, Word, PowerPoint or any other office documents Office 2007 makes this job much easier. In this tutorial I will show you how you can password protect any of your Office 2007 documents and prevent other people from opening or modifying your text document, presentations, database or spreadsheets.


Step 1: Click Office button at top left and from dropdown menu choose Save As

Step 2: At the bottom right of your window click on Tools and then from context menu General Options

Step 3: Now you have few different choices on how to protect your Office Document

  • If you want that people who opening your document enter a password before they can view the document type new password in the Password to open filed
  • If you want to that people who open your document enter password before they can save changes to the document enter new password in the Password to Modify filed
  • To make your document read only simply check the field Read Only

Note: You can also assign both password which gives better protection of your documents

Step 4: Once you are done with changes make sure you remember or wrote down your password and then click OK to save changes.

Step 5: Now simply click Save to save your document
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