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Password Protection - Word
How to protect your Word document by requiring a password to open and/or modify the document. This process also works in Word 2013 & 2010.

Step 1:Open the document to which you want to assign a password. Click the File tab and choose Save As.

Step 2:
Select the name and location for your document. Click the Tools menu next to the Save button and choose General Options...

Step 3:
Enter a password to open and/or modify the document and click OK.

Step 4:
Reenter the password(s) and click OK.
It is critical that you do not forget this password as there is no "forgot password" option to be able to reset it.

Step 5:
Back on the Save As window, click Save.

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