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  1. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Does anyone know if there is a way to "secure" a document on your own PC? I'm wanting to make a Word document so that you have to have a password to be able to open it - just for personal reasons - here at home. Can this be done and if so, how??
     
    Jun 5, 2009
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  2. AnnieBee

    AnnieBee Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Yes, you can do it , but I don't know how. My DH has occasionally done it - not to block me though!

    I would try the windows help - seacrh for password protection, or something like that.

    If you can't figure it out, or no-one else here can help, let me know and I'll ask DH and post it later.
     
    Jun 5, 2009
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  3. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    My version may be different...so that probably won't help. Usually if you just search for "Password" in the Microsoft Word Help section, that should pull up the instructions for your specific program.
     
    Jun 5, 2009
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  4. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    Yes. There's a "Tools" button in the Save As dialog box, and under that "General Options." You can choose to protect for opening or just editing. And it follows the document, even if you email it or something.
     
    Jun 5, 2009
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  5. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Thank you NooraK - that is EXACTLY what I was looking for!!! Perfect! See, this forum is so good for so many things!!!! :D
     
    Jun 16, 2009
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  6. caraighan

    caraighan Member Gold Member

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    Did you figure it out? I do it at work a lot. I trhink we have Word 2003 at work. I have Office 97 at home.

    Anyway, if you still need help...
     
    Jun 16, 2009
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  7. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    COOl!!! I had been looking for this too!

    If you have the newest Word versions you go under the "office button" click on "prepare" then there is an encrypt option.
     
    Jun 17, 2009
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  8. Jane the PC

    Jane the PC Novice Member

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    Require a password to open or modify a file

    Security Use strong passwords that combine upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Weak passwords don't mix these elements. Strong password: Y6dh!et5. Weak password: House27. Use a strong password that you can remember so that you don't have to write it down.

    Open the file.
    On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click Security.
    Do one of the following:
    Create a password to open

    In the Password to open box, type a password, and then click OK.
    In the Reenter password to open box, type the password again, and then click OK.
    Create a password to modify

    In the Password to modify box, type a password, and then click OK.
    In the Reenter password to modify box, type the password again, and then click OK.
     
    Jun 17, 2009
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  9. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    What version of word does this work with?

    In my version of word I could not find a "tools" menu
     
    Jun 17, 2009
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  10. Jane the PC

    Jane the PC Novice Member

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    Jun 17, 2009
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  11. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Yeah I have 2007... I posted where I found it below...

    Office button, Prepare, Encrypt
     
    Jun 17, 2009
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  12. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    In Office 2007, you can also add a password in the Save As dialog box, just like in older versions. You just have to use the Office button to access it. I don't know what the difference between encryption and just plain password protection is though.
     
    Jun 17, 2009
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  13. caraighan

    caraighan Member Gold Member

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    This is how I do it in my version of word at home and at work both, even though they're different versions. You can choose a password to open and a password to modify.
     
    Jun 17, 2009
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