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How do I password protect Excel and Word documents?

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Applies To: 2016 Microsoft products including Excel 2016, Word 2016, PowerPoint 2016 etc 

How to password protect an Excel or Word Document:

  • From the open Excel or Word document, click the File tab.
  • Under Info, select Protect Document.
  • From the drop down, select Encrypt with Password.
  • For Password, enter desired password.
    • Note: If you lose or forget this password it can not be retrieved.
  • Click the Ok button.

 

 

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