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Document Security

A password can be set on a document to prevent unauthorised access or changes. You should remember this password as Microsoft cannot retrieve it if forgotten.

  1. Click Tools > Options
  2. Click the Security tab
  3. Enter a password to modify in the Security window

  4. Type the password you want to use in either the Password to open: or Password to modify: boxes
  5. The password to open box prevents access to the document, and the password to modify allows the document to be opened in a read only format if the password is not known. The password is required to make changes to the document.

  6. Click Ok
  7. Re-enter the password in the Confirm Password dialogue box
  8. Confirm the password box

  9. Click Ok

To remove a password, delete the text from the appropriate boxes on the Security tab.

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