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How to Encrypt an Office File

Encryption is so important as decryption. Especially for staffs who work in office, Office file encryption seems more important than other files encryption and in common use too. So this article would mainly introduces encryption methods for common Office version 2003/2007/2010, even though Microsoft Office has released Office 2016.

Guide: How to Encrypt Word file

Word 2003

Click File, then Save As and follow these steps:

Word 2007

Word 2010

The encryption method of Word 2010 is similar to Word 2003. Click File, then choose Save as and follow these steps:

Note: The operating process to encrypt PowerPoint file is the same as to encrypt Word file.

Guide: How to Encrypt Excel file

The encryption method and process of Excel is similar to Word encryption basically, which can refer to encryption of Word. But Excel has Protection Function besides that. If you want to learn more, please refer to article about how to encrypt excel file.

Guide: How to Encrypt Access file

Access 2003

1. Click menu Tools ->Security ->Setup Access database password.
2. Enter password in the dialog box of the Setup Access database password, Click OK to Save.

Access 2007

1. Click menu Tools ->Security ->Setup Access database password.
2. The dialog box has several options:

Access 2010

Tips: How to Encrypt and Decrypt Access Database MDB/ACCDB

Guide: How to Encrypt Outlook file

Outlook 2003

1. Click Tools -> Security.
2. Enter password in the dialog box: Password to open and Password to modify. Click OK to save.

Outlook 2007

1. Click File -> Data file manage -> Double click Personal folder -> change password.

Outlook 2010

Note: don’t tick in the box "To save password in the password table"

The above introductions are details about how we can encrypt Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Access/Outlook file.

But unless you have made a backup for the Office password you set, otherwise, maybe you would also forget Office password and cannot open or modify the Office files. If this really happens, try to use Office Password Genius, which will help you to easily recover forgotten Office open password for Word/Excel/PPT/Access/Outlook file on your computer, in LAN(Local Area Network) or WAN (Wide Area Network).

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