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How to Password Protect a Word Document in Mac

The best thing about digital files is that you can encrypt and protect them. If you are having a Word file with data that no one else is supposed to look at, you must be in a hurry to password-protect it. If you want to encrypt and password-protect a word document in your Mac, we will explain how.

Let’s begin.

Password-Protect a Word Document in Mac

If you are using Microsoft Word for any word processing jobs, the task is easy. You can directly put a password on to your Word file right from the MS Word app. Let’s see how.

First, open the Word document in the Microsoft Word app or create a new Word Document that you want to protect with a password. If you notice at the top, you can see the document is in the “Home” tab. You have to go to the “Review” tab next.

MS Word Review Tab on Mac

There, among other menu options, you will see the “Protect” option. Click on it.

Protect Menu in Microsoft Word for Mac

Choose “Protect Document” with a padlock icon.

MS Word Protect Document in Mac

A window will pop up with the fields to enter the password for your Word document. You can set separate passwords for opening and modifying the document. Then click “OK.”

Set Password for Word Document in Mac

You will be asked to re-enter the password to make sure you remember it. Do it and click “OK” again.

Re Enter Password to Password Protect Word Document in Mac

Now you are all done and the Word Document file is encrypted with the passcode you entered. If you try to open the document again, you will get the message to enter the passcode to open it and see.

Enter Password to Open Password Protected Word File in Mac

Related: How to Password Protect A Folder or Files on Mac

You can now share the password-protected word doc file with anyone without fearing others would access it without your permission. Only share the passcode with the necessary person and your word doc will be protected the way you want.

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