How to Encrypt Word 2010 Document With Password

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Word 2010 documents can be secured by encrypting them. You don’t need to encrypt the document using any third-party tool, it comes with a staunch encryption/decryption feature to protect your document with password.

For encrypting a document, click File on ribbon, it will open up default Info Backstage View. Under Protect Document options, click Encrypt With Password.

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This will open up Encrypt Document dialog asking for password. Enter a password to encrypt and click OK.

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Once document is encrypted, you can decrypt the document from the File backstage view.

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  • Richard

    Hi! I’ve followed those simple instructions and all is well until after I save & close the file and try to reopen it. It forgets every time that I password protected the file and just opens it without asking for a password. Do you know why this could be happening?