Word 2013

How to set a Password

There will be times when you will want to protect an entire Word document or parts of it. The allows you to easily control access to more sensitive content. As in previous version, Microsoft Word 2013 offers you several ways to restrict access to a document:

  • Encrypt it completely.
  • Make it read-only.
  • Restrict editing of parts of your content to a specific user.
  • Ask for a digital signature (advanced).

Below you are shown how to encrypt the content of your document, only designated people will be able to open it by using a predefined password you set up.

  1. While in your Word document, click on File.
  2. Click on Protect Document.
  3. Now select to encrypt your content as shown below:

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  5. Your next step will be to set your encryption password. Note that you will not be able to access your file content until you provide the password.

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  7. Your document is now password protedted.

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