Set Password to Protect Microsoft Office Documents
What is Microsoft Office?
Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services for the Microsoft Windows and OS X operating systems.
What the components of Microsoft Office?
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Word
- Other Desktop Applications
How to Set Password to Protect Microsoft Office Documents?
Set Password for Microsoft Word Document/Excel Files/PowerPoint Presentations
The way to set password for Microsoft Word document, Excel file and PowerPoint files is basically similar, so here I will discuss them together.
Open the Word document/Excel file/ PowerPoint presentation you want to set a password for it.
menu to choose Save as
In Save as dialog box, click Tools
button just next to Save button.
Choose General Options
item from the pull-down list.
Type a password in Password to open
box or in Password to modify
box, or just in both at the same time in General Options dialog box.
Password to open
can effectively prevent any unauthorized access by asking a password whenever trying to open it.
Password to modify
allows others to read but any mistaken or intended modifying to it would ask the correct password.
Now type in the password again to confirm it.
button to close the General Options box.
Doing the above, you have successfully set a password for your Microsoft Word document, Excel file or PowerPoint presentation.
Set Password for Microsoft Access Database
Run Microsoft Access and then open the Access database you want to set a password for it in exclusive mode. (Click File
menu > select Open
sub-menu > Select the target Access database > Click on the pull-down list on the right of Open button > Select Open Exclusive
item to open the file.)
When the target database opens, click on File
Click on the Information
Click the Encrypt with password
icon on the right.
Type in the password you desired in the Password (P)
box and type it again in the Verify (V)
box to confirm it.
button to close Set Database Password dialog box.
Set Password for Microsoft Outlook PST File
Run Microsoft Outlook.
menu, select Identities
and then select Manage Identities
In the Manage Identities dialog box, choose your identity.
Tick in the checkbox Require a password
Type in the password you want to set in New Password
Type it again in Confirm New Password
box to confirm it.
button to close.