13 July 2016

How to password or encrypt your Microsoft office Document (doc, docx, xps) and pdf to prevent editing.

1)           Launch Microsoft office word by pressing Win + R, the Run dialog will
appear, type in winword and press enter or OK or you could search for Microsoft Word after pressing the Window Button.
Run Window

2)           Choose blank document or choose any other style you wish to use to write the document.
Blank Document

3)           Type in what you want to create as either a doc, docx, xps or pdf file.
You can check out my last tutorial on how to create pdf with Microsoft office word.
4)           Click on File, Click on Save as, Choose location to save, either on your onedrive, computer system or on the network
Save As

5)           Enter file name, select save as type either doc, docx, xps, pdf and other format available.
6)           Click on tools close to Save and Select General Options
7)           A window will open, General Options, enter password and click on OK
General options

8)           The Restrict editing will open the right tab of Microsoft Office word
Restrict editing

9)           You select the editing restrictions, you could also select parts of the document and choose users who are allowed to freely edit them on the Exceptions (optional).
10)       Then you click on Yes, Start Enforcing Protection.
Start Enforcing Protection

11)       The start Enforcing protection window will open, enter password and also enter another password to confirm
12)       Close the Microsoft word and reopen the document and a password will be required in order to edit the document when you  click on stop Protection.

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