Password a document

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  1. wendy2cats macrumors newbie

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    it looks so easy to password protect a document in Word for Mac, but the option does not show up for me. I followed the instructions but there is no option to password a document in my Word. Help!
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    You don't have these options? Which version of Word are you using?

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  3. wendy2cats thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i just bought the macbook in december and i bought the Word at the apple store at the same time. i think it is 2016? and no i do not have those options. i went on youtube to see how to password a document and it showed the same screen you sent me, but i do not have that.
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    ... and thanks for asking. any idea what i can do?
     
  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Odd. I suppose you should reinstall Microsoft Office and see if that fixes it.
     
  5. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Is it a Word document (*.docx) that you're trying to protect? If it is, and that option doesn't show up, then you probably need to reinstall Office 2016 as the previous reply advised. Since Office 2016 is only available as a download from Microsoft, you might want to download it again using the 2016 Office key you purchased from the Apple Store. Reinstalling Office will not overwrite or remove your documents or templates.
     
  6. wendy2cats thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I purchased office with the computer, hard copy in December and the Apple Store installed it. Yes it's a word doc I want to password protect
     
  7. chscag macrumors 68000

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    If the Apple Store installed Office 2016 for you, they also provided you with the Product Key. The Product Key is a series of letters and numbers (5 groups of 5) which you will need in order to download it again from the Microsoft site. They should have also given you the box (small box) with the Product Key card inserted. Look for the orange colored card with a key symbol on it. Reinstall Office 2016 and then try again to protect your document.
     

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