Home

About Us

IT Services

Understanding IT

News & Events

Blog

Support

Contact Us

Blog
  • Register

Texas Professional IT Services LLC Blog

Tip of the Week: Protect Your Word Document with a Password

Tip of the Week: Protect Your Word Document with a Password

Some documents contain more sensitive data on them than others, making them important to protect. When it won’t do to have documents containing boatloads of sensitive data available to anyone who obtains the document, you can turn to Microsoft Word to have a feature that protects them: password protection.

Not All Documents Require Protection
Granted, not every single document your business produces will be important enough to protect. For example, the memo to tell everyone to stop eating each other’s lunches out of the employee fridge certainly isn’t as valuable as a sheet of contact information for an important client. Depending on the business and the type of data it works with, even a simple text file could contain valuable information.

Microsoft Word gives your business the chance to protect documents with a password, effectively restricting access to only those who know the password. This gives you the opportunity to protect documents so they can be reviewed or collaborated on only by authorized users.

Adding a Password
To add a password to a document, follow these steps:

  • Under the File tab, select Info.
  • Select the Protect Document button. Use the Encrypt with Password option in the drop-down menu. You’ll see the option to Encrypt it.
  • In the space provided, enter the password you want to use. Keep in mind that these passwords are case-sensitive and cannot be recovered if they are forgotten (again, consider this before implementing the password). Once you’re done, click OK and confirm your password by typing it one more time. Complete the process by clicking OK once more.

Your Word document will now be locked behind a password. This process will work in both Microsoft Word 2016 or Microsoft Office 365. You can also remove the password from the file by following the same steps above until the Encrypt dialog box. You’ll see the password you chose in the space. All you have to do is delete it and press OK.

Did you find this tip helpful? Be sure to let us know in the comments, and subscribe to our blog for the latest tips and tricks.

Smartwatches Haven’t Become Much Smarter
Powerful Physical Security Options
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Thursday, January 17, 2019
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Business Computing Cloud Privacy Network Security Productivity Cybersecurity User Tips Tech Term Malware Managed IT Services Communications Microsoft Smartphones Efficiency Backup Communication Internet Hackers Software Browser Android Google Business Hardware Email Outsourced IT VoIp Ransomware Small Business Mobile Device Data Backup Wi-Fi Applications Microsoft Office Internet of Things Network IT Services Business Management Save Money Data Recovery Collaboration IT Support Data Hosted Solutions Cloud Computing Social Media Windows 10 Smartphone Holiday Passwords Business Intelligence Managed IT Services Apps Saving Money Wireless Users Mobile Devices Innovation Access Control Miscellaneous Patch Management Computer Password Networking Word Data Breach Blockchain Phishing Business Continuity Automation Information Analytics VoIP Data Management Marketing Employer-Employee Relationship Router Office Government Bandwidth Excel Workplace Tips Settings Twitter Tip of the week Battery Spam Compliance Virtualization Cortana Virus Website Scam Remote Computing BYOD Vulnerability Cost Management Gadgets Law Enforcement Connectivity Mobility Cybercrime Data Protection How To App Computers Chrome Remote Monitoring and Management Dark Web Workers Artificial Intelligence BDR Company Culture Physical Security Retail Mobile Device Management Managed IT Service Politics Windows Gmail Virtual Assistant Alert Managed Service Wireless Charging IT Support Office 365 VPN Tech Terms Safety A.I. Access Comparison Outlook Laptop Entertainment Value Authentication Hiring/Firing Digital Spam Blocking Operating System Plug-In Voice over IP Telecommute Sports Hard Drives Printers Certification Network Attached Storage Multi-Factor Security Threat Information Technology Storage HIPAA Movies G Suite Specifications Profitability Phone System Remote Support Server Sales Authorization Staffing Edge Email Management News Proactive IT eCommerce Data loss SSD Smart Technology Travel Telecommuting Shortcut Server Management Printing Error Hard Drive Dongle Unified Communications Bring Your Own Device Conferencing Eliminating Downtime Database Reporting Tablet Environment Telephone System Online Shopping Recovery Antivirus Streaming Media Automobile Telephone Systems Facebook Education Amazon Millennials Training Paper File Sharing Processors Hosted Solution RAM Hybrid Cloud Content Filtering Wireless Internet Gadget IT budget Google Drive Tactics Medical IT Lead Generation Remote Monitoring Knowledge Troubleshooting Big Data e-waste Cleaning Analysis Staff Managed IT Downloads User Security Touchscreen Spyware Document Management Inventory Live Streaming Security Cameras Machine Learning Ink Copy Technology Tips Microsoft Teams Disaster Recovery Licensing Cables Help Desk IT Management Two-factor Authentication Maintenance Apple SaaS Trends Biometrics Files Update disposal Botnet Websites Business Technology Microsoft Office 365 HP Google Maps Paperless Office Remote Control Mobile Security WhatsApp Telephony Wearables PowerPoint Paste Backup and Disaster Recovery Managing Stress Printer Server Tech Support Voice over Internet Protocol User Tip Upgrade Internet Explorer iPhone GDPR WannaCry Congratulations Healthcare CrashOverride WiFi Regulation Quick Tips Emergency Thank You

Latest News & Events

Texas Professional IT Services LLC is proud to announce the launch of our new website at http://www.texproit.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our ser...

Contact Us

Learn more about what Texas Professional IT Services LLC can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(832) 514-6260

1209 Decker Dr.
STE 202

Baytown, Texas 77520