Encrypting Files

How to Encrypt Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint Files

Please be aware that forgotten passwords protecting access to documents is a very serious problem. Here is Microsoft guidance about passwords.

To view a video demonstration of how to encrypt and password-protect documents:

  • Click on Microsoft Demonstration Video.
  • Click on View small size.
  • Select the video Set a password in the video list on the right and view video.

Click here for text instructions for using encryption and password-protection are available for viewing and printing.