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How To Password Protect & Decrypt Microsoft Office 2010 Documents

Microsoft office 2010 , the next big buzz from Microsoft after Windows 7, is a productivity suite for Microsoft Windows,and the successor to Microsoft Office 2007.

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Not long ago I was just wrote an article about How to Password Protect Microsoft Office 2007 Documents. Now I’ll write a similar article about office 2010 by popular demand.
Microsoft Office 2010 indeed simplified the process to password protect and encrypt office documents. Which was considered a commendable improvement over password protecting documents under Office 2007. as the new process for Office 2010 is consistent across the core Office product line which including Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010 etc. so here I only need to show you how the process just once using Microsoft Word 2010 as example.
Follow the step-to-step guide To Protect A Word 2010 Document Using Built-in Password Encryption
1. Click the File tab, then Click Info. On the menu to the right Click Protect Document and
Click Encrypt with Password.

2. The Encrypt Document dialog will appear, Type in a password and then Click OK to finish.

Please note – It’s very important to use a STRONG Password or Pass Phrase to protect your word document. Using a long PASS PHRASE (IE:I enjoyed myself today!) however with 10 or more characters will significantly increase the encryption strength of the document and decrease the likelihood someone will be able to break the encryption and gain access to your document.
After setting a password, your document should be protected!
Having password protected your word document? Someone should ask what if I forgot the password. So that’s what I’ll show below.
Follow the step-to-step guide To decrypt Word 2010 Document Using word password recovery 5.0
With this user guide, even a new user can fully control Word Password Recovery 5.0 in less than a minute.
Step1: Click “File>Open” in the Menu or the “Open” button to browse in the Word document.


Select your file in the Open File window, and click “Open“.

Step2: Select “Brute-force Attack (Trying All Possible Combinations)“.

Step3: Click “Start” button in the Menu to initiate the program.

Step4: The program is searching the password. Some time later, a message box pops up to you, displaying the expected password. Click “Remove All Passwords from the File” to remove all passwords (Password to Open and Password to Edit) from the file. Click “OK“.

Following this article, you could password protected your office 2010 and decrypt password protected office 2010 with ease.

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I UGENTLY NEED A PRODUCT KEY FOR MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010 IN WINDOWS 8


MS Office is not a free program.
You will need to purchase a copy of MS Office to get the product installation key.
For an alternative free program, OPEN OFFICE is a full-featured office suite that's compatible with Microsoft Office.
If you want Open Office you can download this free program. Click on this link to download :-
http://www.openoffice.org/ You can download a 60 day free trial of MS Office. Click on this link to download :- http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/try/

Apr 12, 2013 | Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010

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product key for MS office 2010


The product installation key is supplied with the documentation when you purchase MS Office.
For an alternative free program, OPEN OFFICE is a full-featured office suite that's compatible with Microsoft Office.
If you want Open Office you can download this free program. Click on this link to download :-
http://www.openoffice.org/ You can download a 60 day free trial of MS Office. Click on this link to download :- http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/try/

Mar 31, 2013 | Microsoft Office 2010

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i will install Microsoft office 2010 from website but it will ask to enter the product key but i don't have it now how to i install it.


Office 2010 allows for a 30-day free trail. Just hit next when it asks for the product key to start the trial.

Mar 05, 2011 | Microsoft Office 2010

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every time i type it always says: this modification is not allowed because the selection is locked


It is due to expiry of th trial period for the office suite application. You will have to enter the 25 character full version product key to unlock it or else you will to purchase the full version product key online.
Alternative way is to uninstall the trial version of Microsoft Office 2007 Standard edition an install the office 2010 trial edition which will be valid for another 60 days.
To download trial office 2010 suite:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/try/
OR
You can use the open office suite which is absolutely free. The open office suite will provide the same feature and functionality as the Microsoft office suite.
To download open office suite:
http://download.openoffice.org/other.html

Dec 27, 2010 | Microsoft Office Computers & Internet

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