How to Password Protect MS Word 2010 Document With Yourself

Office Word 2010 is widely used by most of the Office users, and we are happy to see that Word 2010 is a good version of Office Word. Although the latest version is Word 2013, but we still enjoy the good function of Word 2010. We use the Word 2010 document to write down and record any words in our mind, also it helps us share message with others. People are able to see the description in the Word 2010 and then understand what you mean. Yet at times we need to set up a password to password protect Word 2010 document for us. Therefore, do you know how to do that?


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That is hard to say, someone knows how to do that will think it is so easy. The others had no idea about the specific steps will get into trouble. If you really need to create a password in your Word 2010, you will try your best to find out the solution. But if you are not interested in the steps, you will have no patience to see my article here. Am I right? I think so.

So, what is the way to password protect Word document for you? I think it is quite simple to us because I have find out the secret of the way. Do you agree with me? Perhaps you will. In my opinion, the steps are as simple as drinking water because as long as you know English, you will learn how to do that.

If you search Word 2010 password protect on Google, Yahoo or Bing, you will know there are some tips on it and most of them are as simple as I mentioned here, but as far as I am concerned, there is no two pieces in the world. Even if the theme is the same, there should be some different points we can find. Now you can see my points here.

Do you know how to password protect a Word document 2010 with yourself? It is super easy! You can follow the tutorial here:

Step 1: Click and open your Word 2010 document, then you can see a series of icons on the left of the Word document. Then click the “File” button and then go to the “Info” button.


Step 2: After enter the “Info” button, you can see the “Protect Document” button, just move your mouse to it and then open the sub button named “Encrypt with Password”, yes, you need to click it.

Step 3: After clicking the button, it will pop up a window, at this time you can type your password and then lick the “OK” button. At last, remember to click the “Save” button to save your action.


It is all the steps of how to password protect in Word 2010. Next time when you open your Word 2010 document, you will need to type the password.

Wow, it is pretty easy! But I have a new point here. That is if you lost the password one day, what can you do? Don’t worry. You can use SmartKey Word Password Recovery. I have used it to recover lost password of my Word 2010 document and it worked! If you need it you can visit

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