Quick guide on how to set a password on a Microsoft Word/Excel or PowerPoint document.

Step 1: Open the document you want to protect, then click File.

Step 2: Click Info

Step 3: Click Protect Document and click Encrypt with Password.

  • You will be prompted to enter a password, make sure to not forget this, if possible keep a log somewhere.  If you forget the password there is not a way that IT will be able to remove it.


-Once the password has been added, don't forget to save!-

Optional: Removing the Password

To remove the password, follow the above steps again and when clicking on Encrypt with Password, enter the password again, click OK, save the document and it will now be removed.