Set a password in a Word document


STEP1: Click the Microsoft Office Button, point to Prepare, and then click Encrypt Document.


STEP2: In the Encrypt Document dialog box, in the Password box, type a password, and then

click OK.

  • Keep your password in a safe place. If you lose or forget the password, it can’t be recovered.
  • You can type up to 255 characters. By default, this feature uses AES 128-bit advanced encryption. Encryption is a standard method used to help make your file more secure.

STEP3: In the Confirm Password dialog box, in the Re-enter password box, type the password

again, and then click OK.


STEP4: To save the password, save the file.

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