Assigning a Password to a Document

Another approach to managing the information that’s contained in a document, workbook, or presentation is to assign a password that controls who can view the document and who can save changes to it. A password that you assign to control who can open a document uses advanced encryption, which is a standard method for making your file more secure. A password that you assign to control who can modify a document does not use an encryption method. This password is intended as a means to foster collaboration—you provide the password to reviewers who you trust. You can assign one password to control access to the file and a different one to provide trusted reviewers with permission to modify the information in the document. ...

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