In Office 2010 Add Security to Important Documents

With the increasing, constant threats of data breach and theft of personal information around us. Nowadays it has become dangerous for users to keep our data safe. But Microsoft Office 2010 makes it possible by offering the password manager to protect their files by stopping other people from opening and modifying their files. The passwords are extremely very easy to add and remove. The password protection is one of the security features by Microsoft which used for strong encryption.

We are providing you the step guide to use password protection on your office software. The password protection is for Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook. If you need any technical support, then dial the toll-free number of Microsoft Office customer support or visit to get instant support. The complete steps are mention below-

Securing Word Documents:-

If you want to secure your Microsoft Word Documents for MS Word 2010 or any versions which came after Office 2002, then you have an option to go for a more advanced level of security while saving the document or files. Instead of simply clicking the Save button, follow the steps describe below-

  1. Go to File option
  2. Then, Click on the Save
  3. On file save dialog box, click on the tools which will be on the upper right side of the dialog box.
  4. Then, Click on the Security option
  5. The security options dialog box will provide the multiple options.
  6. In the Password to open option, you can type the password of your choice in the text
  7. If you are using MS Word 2002 or 2003, then click on the advanced button which will be next to the password box and you can pick a more advanced level of encryption which will make your document more secure.
  8. If you want people to access the file but unable to make changes to it, then you can choose the Password to modify option and set a password to restrict the others from editing the document.
  9. The security box also provides some other options to protect the document’s privacy. These options include removal of personal information from file properties, warning before printing or sending and making the hidden markup detectable while opening or saving the document.
  10. Lose the Security Options dialog box and click on the OK button.
  11. Enter a file name and click on the save button.

Securing MS Excel Documents:-

The Password protection offered for Microsoft Excel files is very similar and easy to that of Word. To protect your Excel files, follow the steps describe below-:

  1. Click on the File option
  2. Then, click on the Save As.
  3. Now, Go to Tools option in the dialog box
  4. Click on the General Options.
  5. To make the file inaccessible without a password, click on a Password to open and type a password of your choice.
  6. For more strong and difficult security options, click on the Advanced security option.
  7. If you want to restrict the editing of the document, then click on the Password to modify and set a password.
  8. Click on the OK button.
  9. Enter a name of the file and click on the Save button.

 Securing Microsoft Outlook PST Documents:-

Those who want to export data from MS Outlook to PST files then they can only protect their data by confirming that the data cannot be access by other people. Below the steps are mention to set the password protection on the Outlook-

  1. Go to File option
  2. Click on the Import and Export of files
  3. Select the Export to a file option
  4. Click on the Next button.
  5. Choose the Personal Folder File option
  6. Click on the Next button
  7. Select the folders and subfolders options which are to be export.
  8. Click on the Next button.
  9. Select the output path and the name of the file.
  10. Choose one of the three export options:
    1. Replacement of the duplicates with the export items
    2. Let creates the duplicate files.
  • No any export of duplicate files.
  1. Then, click on the Finish option.
  2. In the encryption setting option, you have provided the three options to select from:
  • No encryption,
  • High encryption
  • Compressible encryption.
  1. At the bottom of the window, type a password of your choice and verify it by typing it again.
  2. Choose the save the password in the password list only if you want to save the password.
  3. Click on the OK button.

The process mentioned above is very easy and simple to follow procedure and very less time consuming and efforts. But if you need any technical help then contact the Microsoft Office customer support. The Experts of Microsoft are skilled and certified technicians and available 24*7 to assist you. For instant support, dial the toll-free number of Microsoft Office customer support or for more info visit

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