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Set and Remove Password in Word 2013 Documents

Posted by Satya Prakash Articles | Office 2013 December 01, 2012
In this article I explain how to set and remove the password in Word documents.
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Microsoft Word also provides a feature through which you can secure your Word documents from unauthorized reading and editing of documents by setting the password for documents. Or you can allow someone to only read the documents not edit in that case you can set editing restrictions.

In this article you are able to learn how to set a password for a Word document and how to restrict a document from being edited.

Set Document Password

If you have once set a password for a document then you can open the document only if you know the password. If you lost your password then there is no way to recover it and to open the document. That is why you have to be careful about the password for important documents.

It is simple to set a password for a Word document.

Step 1

Open the Word document of which you want to set the password.

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Step 2

Click the File Tab and then click the Info option and then the Protect Document button that shows a list of options to be selected.

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Step 3

Now click the Encrypt with Password option simply by clicking on it. That will display an Encrypt Document dialog box asking for a password to encrypt the document. This dialog box will appear twice to reenter the same password. And every time click the OK button after entering the password.

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Step 4

Now save you password protected Word document and try to open it again. It will ask for the password before opening the Word document.

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Remove Document Password

You can also remove a password of a Word document but you must first open it successfully by providing the password.

Do the following to remove a password from your Word document.

Step 1

Open your password protected Word document by entering the correct password.

Step 2

Click the File Tab and then click the Info option and then the Protect Document button that shows a list of options to be selected.

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Step 3

Now click the Encrypt with Password option simply by clicking it. That will display an Encrypt Document dialog box with the current password in dotted form. Now remove the dots from the box and make it clear to remove the password from your Word document.

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Step 4

Now again press Ctrl + S to save and try to open your Word document. This time Word will not ask you for the password, because it has been removed.

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