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Customizing and Securing Microsoft Word 2010

Password Protecting a File

Office 2010, like its predecessors, makes it easy for you add passwords to your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. Now in Office 2010, you can add encryption to your password to ensure that your file is as secure as possible.

Add a Password

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. In the Info tab, click Protect Document in the Permissions area.

  3. Click Encrypt with a Password.

  4. Enter a password and click OK.

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