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ProtectFilesv1.1

Minor Versionm

by Edward A.

Introduction

If your Word document or Excel workbook contains sensitive or personally identifiable information (PII), you can encrypt it with a password to prevent unauthorized access. Do not save the password and file in the same location. Also, when emailing the file to someone, do not send the password in the same email as the file. Finally, please be aware that if you lose or forget the password, it cannot be recovered or reset.

  1. Click File in the top left corner. Click Info. Click Protect Document.
    • Click File in the top left corner.

    • Click Info.

    • Click Protect Document.

    • Choose Encrypt with Password.

    • Enter a password and click OK.

  2. Click File in the top left corner. Click Info. Click Protect Workbook.
    • Click File in the top left corner.

    • Click Info.

    • Click Protect Workbook.

    • Choose Encrypt with Password.

    • Enter a password and click OK.

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Edward A.

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