Password Protect MS Office 2011

How to Password Protect Microsoft Office 2011 Mac

Oct. 22, 2013 10:10 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Office Tricks
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"How do I create password protect Microsoft Office 2011 files so that other person must enter a password to open the file?"

Everyone wishes to secure their documents to have privacy. Thus nobody can access to your confidential files directly. For Mac Office 2011, you must be in need of password protect Office 2011 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Fortunately, you can learn useful tricks on Mac Microsoft Office 2011 password protection.

How to Password Protect Microsoft Office 2011 Documents (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

You may think password to protect Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac is some complicated. Actually, it's easier than what you have expected. Here will give you the simple instruction to set a password to protect Microsoft Word:

  • Step 1.Click the Word menu > Preferences.

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  • Step 2. Click "Security" under the "Personal Settings".

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  • Step 3. Type in a password and click "OK".

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    Note: Use the first box if you would like a password to be required to view the file. Use the second box if you would like a password to be required to change the file.
  • Step 4. Reenter the same password and click "OK".

How to Password Protect Mac Microsoft Office 2011 Outlook?

Actually, the approach of trying to password protect Outlook application itself is completely pointless. Outlook is just a mail viewer to show you the email messages, it stores all you data (email messages, contacts, your calendars and more) in your home folder, which can be viewed directly without opening Outlook. The most secure and reliable way to password protect Outlook is to use a password-protect utility -- MacFort.

  • Step 1. Download and install MacFort and click "Scan" in the main tooltar, choose "Microsoft Outlook" on the list, then click "OK".

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  • Step 2. Now your email messages, contacts, calendars are encrypted and password locked.

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After that, when you open Outlook, MacFort will prompt you for the password.

That's all for how to password protect MS Office 2011. As for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP users, check how to password protect MS Office 2013 here.

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