How to Password Protect Microsoft Excel 2003
If you need to protect a sensitive excel document, Microsoft Excel 2003 makes it easy. Microsoft Excel 2003 offer several features to help restrict access to files through the use of passwords or encryption. These file level security measures are separate from any operating system level security options. By following the simple step by step process below to you can easily password protect microsoft excel 2003.
This tutorial describes how to password protect a Microsoft Excel 2003 document.
Step 1: First open the document you want to protect or encrypt. Select the "Tools" menu item, then click the "Options…" item.
Step 2: Click on the "Security" tab.
The "Security" tab shows different file security settings:
1. Password to open: if you want to control who can view the content enter a password here.
2. Password to modify: If you want to control who can modify a document enter a password here. Be suer it's different from your "Password to Open".
If you want to use higher level of encryption algorithms, click "Advanced" button, choose an encryption setting type you want in the list, and then Click "OK" button.
Please note: It’s very important to use higher level of encryption algorithms. The default encryption algorithms is "Office 97/2000 Compatible". This is a CSP with public known security issues. There are online excel password remover tool available that can remove the password of any document within 10 seconds.
Step 3: In the "Password to open" or "Password to modify" box, type a password, and then Click "OK" button.
Step 4: In the "Confirm Password" dialog, type the password again. Click "OK" button.
Step 5: Select the "File" menu item, then click the "Save" item.
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