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Sometimes you will want to password encrypt a Microsoft Office document to prevent any sensitive data being read by the wrong person. There are some simple steps you can follow to encrypt a Word, Powerpoint or Excel document so that users have to enter a password to open it.
Important note: If you forget your password, you will not be able to recover the document, Also, do not save the password in the same location that the document is saved, otherwise anyone who gets access to that folder will be able to bypass the encryption.
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