When it comes to privacy, many users are not concerned about using other people’s computers to create or open confidential documents on the word. This also applies to those who leave their files without a password on their cell phones.
What few people know is that Microsoft’s text tool also provides users with the option to protect documents through an encrypted password. This feature makes it so that every time someone tries to open that encrypted document, they will be asked for the lock password in order for the complete file to be displayed.
If you want to learn how to make your documents more secure, see the step by step that Mundo Conected has prepared teaching you how put password in a Microsoft Word document.
Before starting, it is worth mentioning that the tutorial below works on the most recent versions of the program, with some interface changes between one and the other.
How to Insert a Password Lock into a Document in Word
- To get started, open a file you want to protect or create a new one.
- Then go to the top left corner and click on the option Archive.
- On the home page, enter the tab Information, located in the side menu.
- Now, select the first box, called protect document.
- With the options open, click Encrypt with Password.
- In this part, you must enter the password to protect your document and click OK to continue. Repeat the procedure again to confirm the action. Finally, save and close the current document.
- To open the document, just enter the password to have access to the complete file.
It is also important to say that when you open this same file in the Word app on your smartphone or through Drive, the document will remain locked with the password you chose.
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