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Password Protect Word Files

Please follow the instructions below to password protect Word documents

  • Open Word
  • Open the document to be password protected
  • Click on File in the menu

image of the File menu

  • Click on Protect Document

image of Protect Document option

  • From the Protect Document menu, click on Encrypt with Password

image of Encrypt with Password option

  • Enter the password you wish to use to protect the document

    image of the Encrypt Document - set password


  • Click OK

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Last Updated: 3/15/16