To password protect a Microsoft Word document or Excel spreadsheet, go to Tools/Options/Security. Enter your password twice, and the next time you open your file, you
will be prompted for your password. This is helpful if you document is sensitive (such as a list of passwords), if you computer is shared by multiple people, or you want to email a private file.
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Feldman, Barbara. "How to Password Protect an MS Office Document." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 10 Jan. 2008. Web. 30 Aug. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/291/how-to-password-protect-an-ms-office-document/ >.