13. Protecting and Securing Documents

What You’ll Do

Inspect Documents

Add Security Encryption to a Document

Add Password Protection to a Document

Restrict Formatting and Editing

Restrict Document Access

Add a Digital Signature

Add a Signature Line

Avoid Harmful Attacks

Use the Trust Center

Select Trusted Publishers and Locations

Set Add-In, ActiveX, and Macro Security Options

Change Message Bar Security Options

Set Privacy Options

Work with Office Safe Modes

Mark a Document as Read-Only


When you’ve developed content in your document and want feedback, you can electronically send a document to reviewers so that they can read, revise, and comment on the document without having to print it. Instead of reading handwritten text or ...

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