Password Protect your Document in Word 2013 –¬†Password protecting your Document is the best way to secure the document from unauthorized access. The password protection feature in Word 2013 enables you to prevent opening of the document unless you enter the right password. (Note:¬† If you forget the password then there is no way to open the document)

1. Launch MS Word 2013

2. Open the document which you want to protect with password

3. Click on File to reveal the Backstage View

Password Protect your Document in Word 2013

4. Click on Protect Document

5. Scroll down and click on Encrypt with Password option

Password Protect your Document in Word 2013

A pop-up dialog box opens prompting to enter Password to protect the document.

6. Enter password and click on OK

Password Protect your Document in Word 2013

A pop-up dialog opens asking you to re-enter the Password second time to confirm the password

7. Re-enter Password and click on OK

Password Protect your Document in Word 2013

You need to save the document to finalize the password protection for your document.

Password Protect your Document in Word 2013

8. Click on Save

9. You will be prompted to convert the file in XML format which offers added security. You can click on Yes to confirm the conversion or select NO if you want to keep the file in same format. In both cases, the document will have password protection.

Password Protect your Document in Word 2013

Your document is now Password protected. If anyone tries to open the document, he/she will be prompted to enter the password.

Password Protect your Document in Word 2013

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