How to Password Protect a Microsoft Word Document

How to Password Protect a Microsoft Word Document

Add a password to Microsoft Office

Click the File menu, select the Info tab, and then select the Protect Document button. Click Encrypt with Password. Enter your password then click OK. Enter the password again to confirm it and click OK.

Why can’t I password protect a Word document?
Make sure you are using the latest updates for Office 365 app. Also check if there is any password protect issue on other Office files such as Excel 2016 workbook. Please temporary disable any third-party anti-virus program on this computer, then create a new document for a test.

How do I password protect a Word document in Windows 10?
How to set a password for an Office document
  1. Open the Word (Excel or PowerPoint) document.
  2. Click on File.
  3. Click on Info.
  4. On the right side, click the Protect document menu. …
  5. Select the Encrypt with Password option.
  6. Type a password to protect the document.
  7. Click the OK button.
  8. Retype the password.

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