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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    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 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 and

    They are all great options.


    thank you