How to Create Password Protecting Files

Below are steps to add passwords protection to Microsoft Word Documents, PDF’s and Zip Folders.

Create Password Protected PDF Document

There is a free program available called “PDF Mate Free PDF Merger”. This program allows you to:

  • Join PDF documents together
  • Remove pages from a PDF document
  • Add password to PDF

The document below will show steps of how to use this program to add passwords to your PDF documents.

Creating a Password Protected PDF

 

Create a Password Protected Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint Document

Microsoft Office contains functions which allow you to add passwords to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Below are steps to do this.

Creating a Password Word, Excel or Powerpoint Document

 

Create a Password Protected Zip Folder

Usually when sending important documents to individuals we will need to send a mixture of different types of documents, e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PDF, Pictures, etc. Rather than password protect each file individually it is much easier to just create a folder to store all documents in then password protect the folder. The steps below describe the process of creating a password protected zipped folder using a free program called 7zip.

Creating a Password Zip Folder