While creating documents using Microsoft Office and downloading them as PDF, read this if you want to set password on them.
How to set password on document from Microsoft Office
Generally, there is no password on the document created from Microsoft Office, this means that anyone can read that document and make changes in it.
If your document contains some sensitive information and information that you want to protect with a password, then on Microsoft Office you can do it as follows:
Fully password-protect the document
If you want to completely password protect your document, so that no one can open or change your document without password, then for this:
- In the top-left menu of Office Documents File > Info go near andProtect DocumentClick on “. You will find a similar button in Excel, Powerpoin etc.
- here “Encrypt with PasswordClick on
- Then you will be asked to re-enter the same password, “Confirm Password” by re-entering the same password
After this your document will be “password protected”, anytime to open this document first password will be asked and document will be opened only after giving correct password
Warning : Keep in mind that you should remember the password or note it somewhere, because currently the password security of Office is advanced, so if you forget the password then you will not be able to open the document.
Password to protect the document from being edited only
If you want people to read your document without a password but no one else can edit it, you can set a password to edit:
For this, by going to the above office option “Restrict EditingGo to