moderated Re: Protecting a document
Thanks Richard, much appreciated.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, 4 April 2020 11:17 PM
Subject: Re: Protecting a document
I just tried it with the steps from a Microsoft article and it works.
I will give you the steps as well as provide the link.
IN your document, press Alt+f, I, p, e
Alt+f together, then I for info, p for protect, and e for encrypt.
BTW, this also works in Excel.
Here are the steps copied for the web site with the link at the end.
Protect a document with a password
Passwords are case-sensitive and can be a maximum of 15 characters long.
If you lose or forget your password, Word won't be able to recover it for you. Be sure to keep the a copy of the password in a safe place or create a strong password that you’ll remember.
1. Go to File > Info > Protect Document > Encrypt with Password.
2. Type a password, then type it again to confirm it.
3. Save the file to make sure the password takes effect.
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Is there a way to set up a document in Word so that the file can’t be opened without the password?
There is no really good method to do this. Most can be worked around if the document is still in DOCX format.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363
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