Security Features of Microsoft® Office 2007
What are some of the security features of Microsoft Office 2007 and ways to use them?
Microsoft Office 2007 is an office suite from Microsoft. This office suite comes with excellent components like Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Groove, Microsoft Access, Microsoft InfoPath, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Publisher and other products. This office product meets various types of document creating purposes of business professionals. This has got improved features when compared to the earlier versions. The security features are greatly improved. As a result, all the applications would get secured. This is compatible with Operating System of Windows XP and later versions. The processor required is 500 MHZ processor or higher. There would be a free disk space of 2 GB and the office suite needs 256 MB of RAM. In order to protect the Microsoft Office 2007, you have to enable the security features. You would keep your system free from all the viruses by using the good antivirus.
Following are some of the security features of Microsoft Office 2007 and its tips to use:
- Encrypt document
- Encrypt database
- Tips to use
This is one of the security features of Microsoft Office Word 2007. This option could be used in order to protect a document using a password. If any document has some important or sensitive data, then, you need to encrypt that document. After that, allowed users could be able to access that document. For doing that, firstly open the document and then click Microsoft Office button. You have to select 'Prepare' and then 'Encrypt Document'. In the dialogue box which would appear, you have to enter the password and then click 'OK'. In the next step, you have to again enter the password in the 'Confirm Password' dialog box and click 'OK'.
This is a features found in Microsoft Office Access 2007. You could use a database password for encrypting the Microsoft Office Access 2007 database. By using this, database could be accessed by only using the password. In Microsoft Office 2007, there is a strong algorithm used. Then, on the 'Database Tools' tab which is in the 'Database Tools', you have to click the 'Encrypt with Password'. In the dialogue box which is 'Set Database Password', you have to type the password and then re-enter the password. After that, the database gets protected.
It is seen that security features of Microsoft Office 2007 are only available in genuine version. So, if you want to use these features, you have to install the genuine version of Microsoft Office 2007. If you have got pirated version, you need to replace with the genuine. You have to keep your system free from all the viruses. If they are present, they would cause interruption in enabling the security features. You have to go to the 'Trust Center' for viewing, changing, enabling and disabling of these security features.