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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Do any of you know how to password protect an individual document? I have Windows X/P if that makes a difference.

I currently have my computer password protected when I sign on but would like it to be protected, once I log in, on various documents.

Thanks.
post #2 of 21
here's a link to protecting excel or word docs.. don't know what program you're using though..

http://www.uwo.ca/its/doc/hdi/email/...l-protect.html
post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by ccoccocats
Do any of you know how to password protect an individual document? I have Windows X/P if that makes a difference.

I currently have my computer password protected when I sign on but would like it to be protected, once I log in, on various documents.

Thanks.
You can password protect microsoft excel and word.You can also save a word document as a pdf, but people can still see it, they just cant change it. I would try to protect it with a password, and also, if you want, have a screen saver that pops up like after 5 minutes if idol, or put it on when you walk away, and password protect the screen saver.
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by annabelle33
here's a link to protecting excel or word docs.. don't know what program you're using though..

http://www.uwo.ca/its/doc/hdi/email/...l-protect.html
This doesn't apply to Microsoft Word on Windows X/P, apparently. When I get to the Options, there is no security tab.
post #5 of 21
On my Word (I have Windows X/P), at the window containing the document, I click on "Tools", then "Options", and then "Security". I wonder why yours isn't showing the security tab.My security tab is on the top left.
post #6 of 21
I think it depends what version of Office you're running whether you see the Security tab like that. I get the same messge as Catsknowme. But on my previous version of Office it used to appear slightly differently (I wish I could remember to tell you) but I did find it under the Tools and Option menus.

It might be worth having a look round there. If I can get on to a computer with the previous version of Office I'll have a look for you.
post #7 of 21
I´m so sorry Cheryl I still live in the Cavern Age talking about PC... my windows is 98...
Good luck...
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by catsknowme
On my Word (I have Windows X/P), at the window containing the document, I click on "Tools", then "Options", and then "Security". I wonder why yours isn't showing the security tab.My security tab is on the top left.
I just checked again, and I don't have it! Thanks anyway. I don't know what I'm doing wrong or what to do.
post #9 of 21
I run Office on a Mac, and I found an option to password protect a document under tools. It was under preferences for me, but I am almost sure that would be different on a Windows machine.
post #10 of 21
Okay I thought maybe catsknowme had answered your question to satisfaction, so I didn't answer. Do you see this when you click on the tools tab?

post #11 of 21
If you select "Options" in the tools list you can also get this window. Select the "Security" tab at the top.

post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
Okay I thought maybe catsknowme had answered your question to satisfaction, so I didn't answer. Do you see this when you click on the tools tab?

No, I was trying to figure how to show you mine how you showed me yours, but in either case, no I don't have that option.
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by ccoccocats
This doesn't apply to Microsoft Word on Windows X/P, apparently. When I get to the Options, there is no security tab.

Cheryl, here's how you do it (I have Windows XP and a Journal in a Word document that's password protected):

Go to Tools, Options and then one of the tabs is Save. All the way down on the bottom is something that says File Sharing Options, and there you can type in Password to Open. Just type it in there and there you've set it. That's also how you change the password if you decide to in the future.

A note though - once you set a password, if you ever forget it, you're screwed. There's no hint or anything.

Hope that helps!
post #14 of 21
Pinkdaisy is right, plus some versions of word will only have the password on the "Save As" ... why do they keep having to move it!
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
Cheryl, here's how you do it (I have Windows XP and a Journal in a Word document that's password protected):

Go to Tools, Options and then one of the tabs is Save. All the way down on the bottom is something that says File Sharing Options, and there you can type in Password to Open. Just type it in there and there you've set it. That's also how you change the password if you decide to in the future.

A note though - once you set a password, if you ever forget it, you're screwed. There's no hint or anything.

Hope that helps!
I wish I could copy what I'm seeing to show you and everyone that I do not have what you are telling me I have. I hoped so bad you were right, but, mine doesn't have it. Nor does it have it under 'save as'. If I knew how Ryan showed his screen I would show all of you. I don't know where it is

Thanks so much anyway. I'll keep looking!
post #16 of 21
Cheryl
To show what is on your screen
On your keyboard there is a tab called PRINT SCREEN SYRSQ it is above "insert and "home" and "delete"
Then go to paint Click on paste
and then save the file and upload on photobucket or simply send it to ryan through messengers
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by fwan
Cheryl
To show what is on your screen
On your keyboard there is a tab called PRINT SCREEN SYRSQ it is above "insert and "home" and "delete"
Then go to paint Click on paste
and then save the file and upload on photobucket or simply send it to ryan through messengers
I'm not realy sure what is wrong with me????? When I press that key nothing happens, why, why, why?
post #18 of 21
Cheryl when you hit that key it feels like nothing is happening. But it's basically "taking a picture of" whatever is on the desktop. And when you open up a document like Paint or if you have that Irfanview program and hit paste, then it'll show you a copy of whatever you "took a picture of".

Do you have a laptop or a regular home computer? And you're sure you have Windows XP? Are there diff. versions of Word?

So let me ask you this. Go into Word. Go on the top tab to where it says Tools (you know where that is, right?). Is there an option that says Options? If so, then drag your mouse down to where it says Options and click on it. A new window should appear. Tell me what the tabs are in that window. If there isn't an Options option (lol) then tell me what the options are under the Tools tab. And tell me what the options are at the top of the screen (where it says File, Edit, etc).

Forgive me if it seems like I'm talking down to you, by the way - I'm really not. I'm just trying to help you figure this out.

Another way you can do this is to hit the help button and type in password. It might be able to tell you how to do it that way.
post #19 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
If there isn't an Options option (lol) then tell me what the options.
post #20 of 21
Good luck Cheryl! I know first hand how frustrating computers can be!
post #21 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
Cheryl when you hit that key it feels like nothing is happening. But it's basically "taking a picture of" whatever is on the desktop. And when you open up a document like Paint or if you have that Irfanview program and hit paste, then it'll show you a copy of whatever you "took a picture of".

Do you have a laptop or a regular home computer? And you're sure you have Windows XP? Are there diff. versions of Word?

So let me ask you this. Go into Word. Go on the top tab to where it says Tools (you know where that is, right?). Is there an option that says Options? If so, then drag your mouse down to where it says Options and click on it. A new window should appear. Tell me what the tabs are in that window. If there isn't an Options option (lol) then tell me what the options are under the Tools tab. And tell me what the options are at the top of the screen (where it says File, Edit, etc).

Forgive me if it seems like I'm talking down to you, by the way - I'm really not. I'm just trying to help you figure this out.

Another way you can do this is to hit the help button and type in password. It might be able to tell you how to do it that way.
Ari, I haven't done what you've suggested yet, but, wanted you to know that I think you are so very kind and considerate to have gone through all this to help me out. You must be very good with this stuff, I envy you. As soon as I attempt to get frustrated again, and try this, I'll post it all and maybe you'll be the "ONE" who can help me. Thanks so much, really.
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