Word (Mac) - How to password protect and encrypt a document

This document explains how to require a password to open a document which also encrypts the file.

How to Encrypt a Word Document on a Mac

CAUTION: If you lose your password, the document can not be recovered!

1) Open the document you want to protect.

2) Open the Review menu and select Protect Document.  

Select Review

3) Set a password.

Enter a password

4) Confirm the password when prompted.

5) Save the document.

6) When you open the document, you will be prompted for the password.

Opening a protected Word document

Keywordsword mac password encrypt office encryptdata@rest   Doc ID17335
OwnerJulie J.GroupCybersecurity
Created2011-03-16 19:00:00Updated2024-02-13 14:47:40
SitesDoIT Help Desk, Office of Cybersecurity
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