How to password protect a Open Office document

OpenOffice document can be password protected using the Save As option. Click the File menu –> Select Save As option. This would display the following Save As dialog box.


Enter the file name for the document and mark the checkbox with label as Save with password and Click the Save button. This would now prompt the user to Enter the Password to protect the OpenOffice document.


After entering the password, click the Ok button to confirm the changes.

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  • Liala February 5, 2013, 8:52 am

    So I password protected it, but when I go back to open it, it doesn’t come up with a box or anything telling me to put in password to open it. It just says that it can’t be opened cuz it has a password on it! I worked HOURS on that paper and now I can’t get it! I know the password, it just doesn’t give me like any box or line or whatever TO TYPE IN MY PASSWORD TO OPEN THE FILE!

  • c kelley December 9, 2016, 8:11 am

    Thanks for this solution. Very easy. I Just never noticed the option at the bottom of “Save As”. Another solution was bogus: Under file properties, putting a password did nothing but enable “record changes”

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