How to password protect document in Word 2011 for Mac

This article is about the settings available to protect a document in Word 2011 for Mac. Word 2011 allows users to password protect a document with the following security options

  • Password to Open document
  • Password to Modify document.
  • Protect the document for tracking changes, comments and Forms

Click the Word menu and select Preferences from the menu list.

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In the Word Preferences, navigate to Personal Settings and click the Security Option.

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In the Security Preferences, you can set a password to open or modify document available under Security options section.

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And to protect a document from tracking changes, comments and forms, click the Protect Document button and select the required radio option and if needed provide password for each security option.

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In Category: Apple, Mac, Mac OS X

Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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