So you want to know how to password protect Microsoft Word and Excel documents?

Naturally this could come in handy when it comes to sensitive documents that need that extra wall of protection. Well here’s how- open Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel and the document you want to password protect and click file then save as. In the save as window, click the tools option in the upper right-hand side of the window. Next, from the tools drop-down menu, select general options. This opens a save window that allows you to specify a password used to open the file or modify the file.

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