How To Password Protect an Excel Spreadsheet

From within the document’s settings, you can add a password to an excel spreadsheet.You can password protect documents in most renditions of excel if you don’t have the latest edition.You can learn how to open a password protected spreadsheet in the article How to Open a Password Protected Spreadsheet.

Step 1: Click on the document to open it.

Step 2: Click on the file.

This is on the left side of the screen.

Step 3: Click the Protect button.

Step 4: Click on “Encrypt with Password”.

Step 5: You have to type in a password.

If you lose your password, you won’t be able to open your file.

Step 6: Click OK.

Step 7: Re-enter your password.

Step 8: Click OK.

Step 9: Close the document.

Click Save Changes first if prompted.

Step 10: Open your document again.

You should see a field that says “your file is protected”.

Step 11: You have to type in your password.

Step 12: Click OK.

If you typed correctly, you should have access to the document.

Step 13: Click on the document to open it.

Step 14: You can click on the “Review” tab.

Step 15: Click Protect.

This is in the changes section.

Step 16: The “Structure” box should be checked.

Check the pertinent box if you have set up specific windows within the file.

Step 17: You need to type in your password.

You might need to do this again.

Step 18: Click OK.

Password-protected excel file!You will be asked to input your password when you open it.