Password-Protecting an Office 2016 File
Follow these steps to clamp a password on an Office 2016 file, such that others need a password to open and perhaps also edit it:
Go to the File tab.
In the Info window, click the Protect Document (or Workbook or Presentation) button, and choose Encrypt with Password on the drop-down list.
Enter a password (case-sensitive) in the Password text box and click OK.
In the Confirm Password dialog box, enter the password again and click OK.
Removing a Password from an Office 2016 File
- Open the file that needs its password removed.
- Go to the File tab and choose Info to open the Info window.
- Click the Protect Document button, and choose Encrypt with Password. The Encrypt dialog box appears.
- Delete the password and click OK.