Is there a way to password protect a Word document?

by on September 9, 2011

Q: I have windows xp.Can i write info using word ,make a icon on my computer and then password that icon (worddoc) so that only i can read it .(i have so many passwords and numbers i am trying to find a way for fast personal access)


2 Responses to “Is there a way to password protect a Word document?”
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    Picked as best answer

    While it’s possible to password protect a word document, the password protection isn’t very secure and can be broken pretty easily. Your best bet is to instead use a password manager program.

    I personally use Lastpass https://lastpass.com/ which keeps all your passwords stored on-line in a highly encrypted file. This way if your harddrive fails you don’t lose your passwords, and you can access them from any computer.

    In the past I’ve also used http://keepass.info/ and http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/

    They are all great options.

     
  2.  

    thank you