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

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    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

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  3. highertechnology macrumors 6502

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

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    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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