Encryption in Microsoft® Word 2007
What are the roles and benefits of encryption in Microsoft Word 2007?
Microsoft Word 2007 is a popular edition of Word processor from Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Word 2007 enables you to create, edit and share your documents in a variety of formats. It includes wide range of themes that you can use to change the entire look of a document with just a few clicks. This edition introduced a Ribbon interface which makes it even quicker and easier to perform professional document authoring tasks. It also includes a mini Toolbar which offers a group of commonly used commands that you probably want to use. If you highlight some texts in the document and point the cursor at it, the mini toolbar appears. Microsoft Word 2007 includes an 'Office' button which replaces the file menu present in previous versions. This 'Office' button provides access to functionality common to all Office applications.
Following are some information about encryption in Microsoft Word 2007, its importance, benefits and tips to encrypt a document in Microsoft Word 2007:
- Encryption in Microsoft Word 2007
- Importance and benefits
- Tips to encrypt
Encryption in Microsoft Word 2007
Microsoft Word 2007 enables you to use password encryption to your documents that you have done with your Word processor. It is an in-built functionality in Microsoft Word 2007 and no additional data encryption software is needed. It uses 128-bit AES for password encryption.
Importance and benefits
With the use of password encryption feature in Microsoft Word 2007, you can protect your files that you have created in Microsoft Word 2007 from unauthorized access. If you encrypt your word documents, you need to enter the password to access the file. Encryption of document in Microsoft Word 2007 is very easy.
To encrypt a file with password protection in Microsoft Word 2007, click on the 'Office' button, and select 'Prepare' and then 'encrypt document'. By selecting this, you could get small window to enter a password. Enter a strong password with at least eight characters. Re-enter the same when prompted. When trying to open this document, a dialog box will open to enter the password. If you forget the password, it cannot be recovered easily. However, you could get password recovery tools to recover it.