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  1. #1

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    Jun 20, 2010
    password for word
    hi im just wondering is it possible to put a password on a file as i dont want other people being able to open it i have microsoft word for the mac. any advice would be great


  2. #2

    Member Since
    Apr 07, 2010
    Spanaway, WA.
    27"iMac OS X 10.7.5 Core i5
    I haven't looked, but if it's that sensitive I'd put it on an thumb drive and take it with me.

  3. #3

    Chef_eam's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 12, 2009
    iMac 27" 2.66GHz i5, 1TB HDD, 12GB RAM, OS X 10.7.3, iPod Classic 160GB,iPad 1 64GB Wi-fi, iPhone 4S
    If you are using Office 2011 for Mac, here is what you want.

    Require a password to open a document
    Open the document that you want to help protect.
    On the Word menu, click Preferences.
    Under Personal Settings, click Security .
    In the Password to open box, type a password, and then click OK.
    In the Confirm Password dialog box, type the password again, and then click OK.
    Click Save .
    Tip To remove a password, select all contents in the Password to open box, and then press DELETE.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jun 20, 2010
    hi guys,

    i think i have the older microsoft word but ill have a look at it later and get back to use.

    thanks again for the suggestions.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Jun 20, 2010
    i have WORD 2008 and it has security settings but it does not ask me for a password when i try and put it on. any suggestions. ?

  6. #6

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    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Word 2008: Top menu - Tools, Protect Document, enter password.

    Does that not work for you?

  7. #7

    Member Since
    Jun 20, 2010
    hi chscag,

    ill check this when i get back from work


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