Password protecting an excel document in office 08 mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by puma1552, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

    Nov 20, 2008
    How do I do it? I want the document to require a password to open. I did the tools-->protection--protect workbook/sheet thing but that didn't do it, the document could still be opened, just not edited.

    I have a budget sheet with all of my online account passwords I don't want accessible if the computer gets stolen.
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
  3. highertechnology macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2009
    Alternatively, you can create a encrypted alternate disk image and save all of your secure files in it.
  4. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
    Open the workbook that you want to protect.
    On the Excel menu, click Preferences.
    Under Sharing and Privacy, click Security.
    In the Password to open box, type a password, and then click OK.
    In the Confirm Password dialog box, type the password again, and then click OK.
    Click Save.

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