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Old Dec 31, 2007, 03:17 AM   #1
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New to Pages. How do I password protect?

The Girlfriend and I recently made the switch to a Mac, and we're sharing a computer. I do a bit of writing that I like to keep private. How do I password protect a Pages document?

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Old Dec 31, 2007, 03:25 AM   #2
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You can't password protect the actual documents, but you can create an encrypted folder. Just make sure you don't have the box checked to store the password in your keychain.
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 09:21 AM   #3
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The Girlfriend and I recently made the switch to a Mac, and we're sharing a computer. I do a bit of writing that I like to keep private. ...
Create separate accounts for each of you. Set privileges of your documents to restrict read access to your account.
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 11:14 AM   #4
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Create separate accounts for each of you. Set privileges of your documents to restrict read access to your account.
This is the best suggestion for a multi-user Mac. If it's of any interest, PDF files generated from Pages can be password protected, but not the documents themselves.

Keeping secrets from the girlfriend, eh?
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Old Nov 6, 2008, 02:14 PM   #5
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But Microsoft and even NeoOffice have password protection under basic "Save as" options. This seems like a fairly basic oversight to me. However, thanks for the suggestions above, I'll look into it.

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Set privileges of your documents to restrict read access to your account.
Also: Does this strategy mean I'd have to log out and log back in as the other account just to read a document? It's mainly just me on this computer. If I set up a special business Account called "Records" or something for all those business passwords, and I wanted that file password protected.... how do I set the privileges so that only the "Records" account/password can read that file? I've looked under Command i and can't find it.
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But Microsoft and even NeoOffice have password protection under basic "Save as" options. This seems like a fairly basic oversight to me. However, thanks for the suggestions above, I'll look into it.



Also: Does this strategy mean I'd have to log out and log back in as the other account just to read a document? It's mainly just me on this computer. If I set up a special business Account called "Records" or something for all those business passwords, and I wanted that file password protected.... how do I set the privileges so that only the "Records" account/password can read that file? I've looked under Command i and can't find it.
I'm pretty sure you'd just have to authenticate if you wanted to read it, not log out.
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Old Nov 6, 2008, 04:35 PM   #7
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But how do I do it?

I have my computer set up to just boot me in as ADMIN. So.... ADMIN always seems to have the right to open any file. If it means every day as I boot up I have to "Log in" under one account so that I can then have a password on some file labelled as belonging to another account, then forget it. I just want to turn my computer on and have it open up as "me" each day.

Why can't mac put a password protect function into iWorks? They're mac! The software should be easy, and this is a pretty basic function that's been in Word files forever.
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Old Mar 27, 2009, 09:31 PM   #8
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Simple way to password protect

In Pages '09 you can password protect a file by opening Inspector. On the bottom of the Document Inspector tab there are options to password protect. If you have previous versions of Pages, I would recommend using a password protected dmg file. See: this web page.
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In Pages '09 you can password protect a file by opening Inspector. On the bottom of the Document Inspector tab there are options to password protect. If you have previous versions of Pages, I would recommend using a password protected dmg file. See: this web page.
thanks! That was a lot of help to me.
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yep, Pages09 is the only thing I use now.... no more NeoOffice because it was just too slow on my old G5.
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