How to Password Microsoft Word Documents


Microsoft Word allows you to add some security to your Manuscripts. This involves the use of Password to prevent unauthorized access to your Word Document, this post will guide you on how to protect your MS-Word Documents using Password.

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How to protect your Microsoft Word Documents with Password

  • Open the word file you want to Password 

Microsoft Word Document
  • Towards the left, click the Microsoft logo or files Button 

Screenshot of Microsoft Word Tool Bar
  • Click Protect Document > Select Encrypt with Password from the drop-down Menu as seen in the screenshot below.
Microsoft Word Setting                                
  • Enter the Password you wish to use; you will be asked to enter it twice

Encrypt MSWord Doc
  • Click OK and close the document.
  • Henceforth, you will be required to enter the password whenever you attempt opening the file.
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  1. Been looking for this. Thanks for sharing this important info. God bless you

  2. What if i forget the password that i used. Any tip on cracking it?


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