Microsoft Word: How to Encrypt a Document

Encrypting a document helps to secure documents with sensitive information.  This knowledge article demonstrates how to encrypt a document in Microsoft Word 2016.

Step 1

Access the protection settings in Microsoft Word 2016 by opening the file and selecting the File tab.

Title: File tab in Microsoft Word 2016

Step 2

Select Info from the File menu.

Title: Info section on File tab in Microsoft Word 2016

Step 3

Select the small arrow within the Protect Document icon, then select the option to Encrypt with Password.

Title: Options under Protect Document - Description: Options under Protect Document: Mark as Final, Encrypt with Password, Restrict Editing, Restrict Access, and Add a Digital Signature



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