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How to set, modify, remove and recover Excel 2007 password?

Microsoft Office software developers have been paying more and more attention to the means of protecting users' information, and Microsoft Excel has not been overlooked. Recent versions of the program provide users with advanced features for protecting Microsoft Excel documents against unauthorized access of the information stored in them. The methods include completely blocking access to a document, forbidding saving changes to it. Besides, some expert team even designed Excel password recovery tool to recover Excel 2007 password for those who have lost Excel password.
Set a password to open or modify Excel 2007 password Set a password to open Excel 2007

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button , point to Prepare, and then click Encrypt Document.
  2. In the Password box, type a password, and then click OK. You can type up to 255 characters. By default, this feature uses AES 128-bit advanced encryption. Encryption is a standard method used to help make your file more secure.
  3. In the Reenter password box, type the password again, and then click OK.
  4. To save the password, save the file.
Set a password to modify a Excel 2007 Spreadsheet In addition to setting a password to open an Excel spreadsheet, you can set a password to allow others to modify the spreadsheet.
  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button , click Save As, and on the bottom of the Save As dialog, click Tools.
  2. On the Tools menu, click General Options. The General Options dialog opens.
  3. Under File sharing, in the Password to modify box, type a password.
  4. In the Confirm Password dialog, re-type the password. Click OK.
  5. Click Save.
Remove password protection from an Excel spreadsheet
  1. Use the password to open the spreadsheet. (Note: If you don't know the open password, you have to recover Excel password with the third Excel password recovery tool)
  2. Click the Microsoft Office Button , point to Prepare, and then click Encrypt Document.



  3. In the Encrypt Document dialog box, in the Password box, delete the encrypted password, and then click OK.
  4. Save the spreadsheet.
Recover Excel 2007 password with Excel Password Unlocker Excel Password Unlocker is a popular Excel password recovery tool that can recover Excel password from Excel 97 to Excel 2007
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Learning excel program


I would start looking at Microsoft's Excel help and how -to pages. I don't know what version of Excel you are running, but below are links to the Excel 2007 how to, and the last one is the link to the Excel 2003 how to. I hope this helps.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/FX100646951033.aspx (Excel 2007)

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/FX100646961033.aspx (Excel 2003)

Apr 04, 2009 | Microsoft Excel 2007 Home and Student...

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thanks for sharing such useful article!

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You should download Excel Password Recovery, take a look to http://www.office-addins.com/-excel-addins/excel-password-recovery.html you can download it.

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