Microsoft Word (files ends with .doc/.docx) can be used for creating highly sensitive documents. Since these documents contains sensitive data, it will cause an issue or a problem in the event that they fall into the wrong hands.
Instead of getting worried about it, you can add a secret password to the MS Word document for the sake of keeping it safe. If you are not sure how to do that, we are here to help you. In this guide, we are going to teach you how to add password for Microsoft word document.
How To Add Password For Microsoft Word Document?
Step 1: Open the MS Word document, which you have to protect with a password.
Step 2: There is a “File” menu in the upper left corner of MS Word. Click on it and you can see a drop down menu. Then, Click on the “Info” tab and it shows the options to protect document.
Step 3: There you can find the “Protect Document” check box and click on it. Under the protect document click “Encrypt with password”.
Step 4: Now, you can enter any password for protecting your MS word document. If you forget or lose your password, it cannot be retrieved. So, keep it safe. Note: The password is case-sensitive.
Step 5: The next step is to enter the password once again for confirmation. The password which you have entered will be taken effective only if your file is saved again. So, kindly save the file for protection.
Step 6: Now your document is protected. If you try to open this protected MS word document, it will ask you to enter the password.
I hope this article will help you to protect your highly sensitive files.