Password on TextEdit Document ?

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    Is there a way to put a password on a Text Edit Document ?

    I have some sensitive stuff on a text edit document and would like
    to secure it.....

    Or is there another text application that allows me to put a password
    on it ? maybe word, etc..... ?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    How about Keychain?
     

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  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    what about keychain ?

    what should i do with keychain ?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Open Keychain Access, either from the Applications/Utilities folder, or by clicking the icon on the menu bar as shown in the attached image. There, you will see "Secure Notes", where you can add a note.
     

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  5. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ok, but then it won't be a text edit document, but a keychain document..?

    Is there a text edit application that allows you to lock a document
    with a password. ?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Not that I'm aware of, except a full-blown word processor like MS Word. If your ultimate goal is to secure the information, why is it necessary that it be a text document? What drawback do you see to storing the information in a Keychain Secure Note, since that's what Keychain was designed for: securing passwords and sensitive/private information?
     
  7. danny_w macrumors 601

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    You could also create a password-protected sparse image (disk utility) and store all of your sensitive documents in that. That is what I do, including tax info for the last several years, password lists, sensitive documents, etc.

    EDIT: If you do this then DON'T have keychain store you password! If you do this then you might as well leave everything out in the open.
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Save the document in an encrypted disk image that you only mount when you need it (and remember to unmount it when you're done)?
     
  9. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Isn't that what I just said?
     
  10. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, but your post wasn't there when I started typing mine. Simmer down!
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Happens to me all the time! My curse, for being such a slow typist! (actually, I blame part of that on arthritis!) :D
     
  12. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Whereas I am quite a fast typist but I tend to open quite a few threads in tabs so by the time I get to replying to the last one I could have missed a few posts :eek:
     

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