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How to put the password on an excel document


How to put the password on an excel document

Excel spreadsheets often produce various financial calculations. It is highly undesirable for this information to reach third parties.

Therefore, you need to set a password for Excel documents.

This can be done with the help of the program itself.

You will need

  • PC, Excel 2003 program, ability to work with spreadsheets



Download the program for working with electronicExcel 2003 tables (this is by far the most popular version). Create the necessary table and make calculations in it, filling it. You can simply open an already finished Excel file containing the finished table. Files created with this program have the .xls extension.


After the file is open, start creating a password, do the following: • Find the "Tools" item in the menu, at the top of the window and click on it with the left mouse button-
• In the submenu that opens, locate and click the "Parameters" line,
•; in the top part of the window find the "Security" tab and click on it with the left mouse button-
• In the "Encryption settings for the file in this book" section, set the password, and by clicking on the button, select the type of encryption in addition, it is recommended to leave the one that is the default-
• Press the "Ok" button at the bottom of the window, then confirm the selected password again in a small window that will appear.


The next time you open the file, theA window appears prompting you to enter your password. If the set of characters you typed does not match the one you entered when you set the password, the file does not open.


Similarly, you can protect a table fileFrom changes. In this case, set the password in the "Sharing options for this book" section. In this case, anyone who does not know the password will be able to view the contents of the file, but will not be able to change it. You can also recommend a file for reading only and enter electronic signatures.


When setting a password, be extremely careful when accidentally pressing the Caps Lock key or switching the language keyboard layout, you may enter a password other than the one you have just conceived.

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