Microsoft Word is a word processing software developed by Microsoft. It was first released on October 25, 1983, under the name Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems. This software is used very commonly to create documents in the workplace, yet sometimes they need to be secured for confidentiality reasons. This short guide should inform you on how to do that.

Step 1- Finding the function to make a Word password

Firstly, open the Word Document you would like to make a password for.

Step 2

Click File > Info > Protect Document > Encrypt with Password.

Step 3

The Encrypt Document dialog box will appear > Type in the password you would like to use to protect the document > Re-enter the same password > Click OK to finish.

Step 4

After you’ve added a password to your file, save the file to make sure the password takes effect.

Step 5

To remove the password – open the file (which will require the current password), go to File > Protect Document > Encrypt with Password. Delete the contents of the password box and click OK.

Be sure to save your file to make that change permanent.

Word is a relatively intuitive software to use if users know where to look for support, however, if you don’t, be sure to click here if you need any more help resolving issues on Word, from password-protection to functions.

Total Duration: 5 minutes