There are many reasons to password protect documents, and fortunately Microsoft Office makes it very easy to do so. While in the document you would like protected, click on the File tab and then click on Info in the list on the left hand side. Under Permissions, click the button that says Protect Document, and in the drop down list click Encrypt with Password. Now enter the password you would like to use. Make sure and note the point of Caution Microsoft gives you when creating your password, there is no way to recover your password if you happen to forget it, so make sure and note your password in a safe place. Read our blog on passwords for some great tips on how to keep your passwords safe and still remember them.
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