In order to encrypt your Microsoft Word document, you have to keep lock it with password mechanism. Password protection or to encrypt Word document files (Word 2010, Excel 2010, and Powerpoint 2010) with a password, is a good feature of Office to secure your documents and only you are authorized to open it.
When a password protected document or file is opened, you must require a password to view or edit the document. Benefits of encryption are that only you are an authenticated person of the document.
In Microsoft Office 2010 there is a built-in feature which helps you to achieve that protection. This feature is available in Microsoft office 2007 and updated version.
Here we’ll discuss step by step of how to encrypt word document in Microsoft Office 2010 version:-
Note- If in any case you forget or lose the password then it will not be possible to recover your password which means you have to be very careful.
How to encrypt word document or How To Encrypt A Word 2010, Excel 2010, Powerpoint 2010 Using Built-in Office Encryption
Click the File tab, then Click Info. Her you will see Permissions, Click on Protect Document and Click Encrypt with Password.
– The Encrypt Document dialog box will appear. Type your password and then Click OK. It will again ask you to re-type your password for confirmation.
Note – Password should be well remember
While choosing password one should be careful because of case sensitive(upper and lower case characters)
Step 3 – Your document is now protected with the password.