How to Password Protect Microsoft Office 2013 Documents, Workbooks, and Presentations
Microsoft Office 2013 lets you stop other people opening a specific document, Excel workbook or document by password protecting the file. using Create a New Password. Here’s how.
Create a new Password
Step 1. Open the document you want to protect with a password and then go to the File menu.
Step 2. Under Info tab, click Protect Document and a dropdown menu will appear. There dropdown consists of several security options, click on Encrypt with password.
Step 3. Enter the password you want to use and click save. You will now be required to enter this password every time you open document file. Since, there’s no password-reminder option, so make sure you write your password down somewhere in case you forget it.
Step 4. After you save the password, you will now see that info page showing the document is protected and required password. Just save the documents to apply changes.
To Remove Password
Step 1. Use the password to open the document.
Step 2. Go to Info tab, and then erase the encrypted password using backspace or delete key.
Note: Follow the above steps to lock down an Excel Wordbook and PowerPoint presentation with a password. .