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Encrypt Office Files - Office Applications
You can encrypt Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. This allows you to put a password on these files for added security. To open the file, you must have the password. This article shows Office 2016, but this process also works for Office 2010-2013.

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Encrypt with Password       Remove Password 

Encrypt with Password

Step 1:
Open your file in the Microsoft Office program. This example uses Word.
Step 2:
Click the File tab. The Info menu should be selected. 
Step 3:
Click Protect Document. Select Encrypt with Password.
Step 4:
Enter the password, then click OK.
Step 5:Reenter the password and click OK.
Step 6:
Be sure to save the file. Anyone who wants to access the file will need to have the password. It is recommended that you don't send the password in an email.   Adapted from:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2025462/how-to-encrypt-almost-anything.html?page=2

Remove Password

Step 1:Open the protected file. Enter the password and click OK.
Step 2:
Click the File tab. The Info menu should be selected.
Step 3:
Click Protect Document in the Permissions section. Select Encrypt with Password.
Step 4:
Delete the password in the box. Click OK.
Step 5:
The password is removed. Be sure to save the file. 

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