Putting security on Office 2010 files

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In Microsoft Office 2010, is there a way to protect the files from being seen by an unauthorized person? How do I set a security on my files which I have created from Word and Excel? If another version of the office is used, will it open the file or will it remain protected?

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Putting security on Office 2010 files

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In Microsoft Office products you can protect your files by setting a password. Open the document you want to protect, click File > Info > Protect Document. 

Other versions of Office can't open it also. The problem – if you forget your password, it can't be retrieved.
 
 
Another solution may be in using file archiver/container programs (zip/rar) and setting a password for the archive. It may be more protected from unauthorized persons (they can't even see names and format of files), but should be zipped/unzipped every time you need the file(s).

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