Putting password on your Microsoft Office Word Document

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I am working in a psychological testing center in which there are times that I handle sensitive cases. These cases require high level confidentiality and if possible, only a minimum number of people be able to read the reports of these cases.

However, our computers are in a network and the administrator has set it to be accessible by others. Is there a way that I can put a password on the document or file alone and not on the whole folder? 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #98710

Putting password on your Microsoft Office Word Document



You will be able to password protect a Word document by following the steps provided below:

  • Word 2010:
  1. Open the document to be protected and click the File tab.
  2. Click Info in the Backstage view.
  3. Click the down arrow in the Protect Document button, and choose from the following options:
  4. Mark as Final- Make the document read-only
  5. Encrypt with Password- Set a password for the document
  6. Restrict Editing- Control what types of changes can be made to the document
  7. Restrict Permission by People- Use a Windows Live ID to restrict permissions
  8. Add a Digital Signature- Add a visible or invisible digital signature
  • Word 2007:
  1. Open the Word document and click the Office button on the top left corner.
  2. Click Prepare on the menu and choose from the following options:
  3. Inspect Document-  Review your document and point out any sensitive or personal information you might not want to share.
  4. Encrypt Document- Encrypt (which includes setting a password) your document before sending it to others.
  5. Restrict Permission- Limit the functionality of a document while still allowing others to view it, and, if they have the necessary permissions, work with it.
  6. Add a Digital Signature- Authenticate your document for others by adding a digital signature directly in the document file.
  7. Mark As Final- Saves the document in its final form, as read-only, so others receiving the file will only be able to view and print the file.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #98711

Putting password on your Microsoft Office Word Document


A good post for the people who want to secure their documents from others to get stolen the effort made. Friend has not given full details of which software used for writing your documents. There are so many ways of protecting your documents.

For Microsoft  Word

Goto Tools Menu –> Options  here you can find tab option named Security tab. Here you can choose your password details to open and to modify. Please check the image for more information.

By Compressions:

Using WinZip we can compress the file and set the password protection for the zipped documents you have chosen.



Answered By 0 points N/A #98712

Putting password on your Microsoft Office Word Document


Depending on the importance of information in a Word file, you may want to restrict access and read only to those concerned.

The text editor signed Microsoft offers two options for protection by password. They will be requested for consultation or for editing the document. Both options can be very useful in a timely manner, they are looking into the security tab of the software.

Prior to recording this desired file confidential, so you have to go to the tab above. The path is, the Tools menu and then Options and then Security .

You will note that there are two text fields: password for reading and password for the change. Start by clicking on Advanced Options to determine the nature and strength of encryption. Remember rather the type RC4, Microsoft Enhanced Cryptographic Provider v1.0, which offers a high encryption key (128). Click on OK.

It'll just fill one or passwords, depending on your goals. Then click OK at the bottom of the window. A confirmation step with a warning appears.
But be careful, there are security vulnerabilities in some versions of Word (2000 and XP). It is then possible to view the entire document without entering the PIN, you just have to insert the file apparently protected in a new document. Informed users and features a version of Word "very permissive" may therefore circumvent your protection.
I hope my answer satisfy you . Best regards.


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