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Password Protection - Excel
How to prevent people from opening an Excel file unless they have a password you've applied. This article shows Excel 2016, but this process also works in Excel 2013 & 2010.

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Step 1:Click the File tab, then select Info. Click Protect Workbook.
Step 2:Choose Encrypt with Password.
Step 3:Type a password that you won’t forget. Click OK.
Step 4:Enter the password again. Click OK.
Step 5:The password is applied.
Step 6:You may save the file in your public folder. Tell the other person(s) what the password is to open it.Step 7:Have the person(s) open the file and enter the password, then click OK.
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