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How to Password Protect And Access a Password-Protected Word Document

How to Password Protect a Microsoft Word Document
If you are working on documents that are important and shouldn’t be changed, then there is a way to password protect them so they cannot be changed except by you. You can also make the documents unavailable to open unless the person has the password as well.

Instructions

Things You’ll Need:


  • A Computer

  • Microsoft Office with Microsoft Word

  • Word Documents

  • General Knowledge of Microsoft Word

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word and open or create the document that you want to password protect.

Step 2

Click on “File” in the toolbar and select “Save As”.

Step 3

Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Security Options”.

Step 4

This will open a “Security Options” window. You may now set a password under the “Password to open” box, “Password to modify” box or both.

Step 5

Once you type in the password of your choosing you can opt to make the file “Read-only” by checking the appropriate box. You may then click “OK” to save your changes and then save your document as usual.

How to Access a Password-Protected Word Document
Accessing a password-protected Microsoft Word document is only possible when you have the correct password that opens the document. Encryption and security levels differ for separate versions of Word. Microsoft 2007 doesn’t offer any solutions to allow a user to retrieve forgotten passwords and Microsoft does not allow its employees to help in retrieving or breaking passwords. If you do not have the correct password for the document, you will be unable to access it.

Instructions

Things You’ll Need:

  • Microsoft Word

  • Document password

Step 1

Navigate to the location on your hard drive where you stored the Word document.

Step 2

Double-click on the document to begin opening it. A separate window will appear that prompts you to enter the document password.

Step 3

Enter the password, which is case-sensitive.

Step 4

Click the “Open” button or hit the “Enter” key. If the password was correct, the document will open. If it was not correct, another window will display advising you the password was incorrect and prompting you to try again.

Tips & Warnings:
Have you ever think of this situation, what if you forget the word password ? does that mean you’ll never regain the data in your word document, of course the answer is not , here is the solution for you to unlock password protection word document without data loss!

that is :Word Password Recovery 5.0, a simple tool for the easiest solution to Word password recovery. It recovers/removes the “Password to Open” and “Password to Edit” for you to view and edit the document freely.
By the way, there is a tool there called Password Recovery Bundle which including not only Word Password recovery 5.0 but also other programs that can recovery your windows password, office password as well as rar password, PDF Password, ZIP Password .



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i forget my password on protect word document


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Mar 29, 2011 | Microsoft Word 2000 for PC

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Good day, We have microsoft office 2007 installed, it work perfectly, and suddenly it stopped working and threw out an error box that reads as follow; [ This modification is not allowed because this selection is locked( cannot use Microsoft at all)} How can I fix this problem? Please contact me by email: rcbouer@live.co.za Regards Jacques


This behavior may occur if the document is protected with an editing restriction of No changes (Read only) or Comments.

Word 2007

* On the Review tab, click New Comment.

Note If you insert your comments in this document, you can save your changes and then return the document to the sender with your comments.
* In the Protect Document task pane, click Unrestricted Access.


Word 2003

* On the Insert menu, click Comments.

Note If you insert your comments in this document, you can save your changes and then return the document to the sender with your comments.

OR
* On the Protect Document task pane, click Stop Protection.

Note If the Unprotect Document dialog box appears for you to type a password, the document is password-protected and you cannot stop the protection on this document unless you know the password.

Mar 14, 2011 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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when i type on my microsoft 2007 word it says at the bottom toolbar modification is locked


  • On the Review tab, click New Comment.

    Note If you insert your comments in this document, you can save your changes and then return the document to the sender with your comments.
  • In the Protect Document task pane, click Unrestricted Access.

    Note If the Unprotect Document dialog box appears, the document is password-protected. You cannot stop the protection on this document unless you know the password.

Jan 08, 2011 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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I cant put anything in msword...it appears in the right bottom the word "This modification is not allowed because the selection is locked?" ...what should i do? I also lost my product key...may i know what is the product key for msword 2007?


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Nov 06, 2010 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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