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Microsoft 365 - Setting Password Protection for Word/Excel Files (Windows)

This article details the steps for password-protecting Office 365 Word and Excel Files so that end-users may protect their own files

How to Enable Password Protection Encryption for Office 365 Word and Excel Files

1. Open the file you wish to encrypt with password-protection.

2. Select File at the top of the window.

3. Navigate down the column and select Info.

Select Info

4. Select Protect Document/Workbook.

5. Navigate to and select Encrypt with Password.

Select Protect Document and Encrypt with Password

6. You will be prompted to input a password. NOTE: Please ensure that this is a password that is easy for you to recall as Campus Technologies will be unable to retrieve password-encrypted files!

7. Re-enter the password and click OK. The document is now locked and encrypted.

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KeywordsOffice 365, security, password protection Office   Doc ID129367
OwnerKaryn G.GroupParkland College
Created2023-06-27 10:17:02Updated2024-02-02 18:16:59
SitesParkland College
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