How to password protect a Word document?

MrsMith

How do I restrict access to a Word doc and password protect it?

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jimlynch
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http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/password-protect-a-document-...

"You can protect a document by using a password to help prevent unauthorized access.

Click the File tab.
Click Info.
Click Protect Document, and then click Encrypt with Password.
In the Encrypt Document box, type a password, and then click OK.
In the Confirm Password box, type the password again, and then click OK.
NOTES

Passwords are case-sensitive. Make sure that the CAPS LOCK key is turned off when you enter a password for the first time."
If you lose or forget a password, Word cannot recover your data.

Christopher Nerney
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Protecting a Word document with a password is very easy to do:

1. Click the File tab
2. Click Info
3. Click Protect Document, and then click Encrypt with Password
4. In the Encrypt Document box, type a password, and then click OK
5. In the Confirm Password box, type the password again, and then click OK

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