Have you ever wanted to password lock one specific document? You can do that in Word by restricting or protecting the document. You can lock a document so that it cannot be edited without the password. There are a few options that are different on Mac and Windows. For example, on Windows, you can make certain sections of a document editable, while locking the rest. On Mac, you can set a file so that it cannot be opened in the read-only mode without a password.
- [Voiceover] Have you ever wanted to password lock…one specific document?…Well you can do that in Microsoft Word…by restricting or protecting the document.…This is one feature that is a bit different…between Mac and Windows.…You have a few more options on Windows,…so we're gonna start there and then…we'll jump over to the Mac.…I've got this document open and I…want to lock it down, so I'll go to the review ribbon,…and then I'll click on this option that says…restrict editing, which opens up this panel here.…We've got a few options.…Now, you could choose to lock down the…formatting of the document, so nobody…would be able to make any changes to the formatting,…but I think number two is gonna be more common.…
This is where you can lock the document…so that nobody will be able to make…any changes to the document.…I'm gonna go straight to that and I'm gonna turn that on,…but the phrasing here might be a little misleading,…so I really want to go through this…so you understand what's happening.…I've chosen to allow only specific types…
Note: These tutorials apply to both the Windows and Mac versions of Word 2016.
- Setting default font and saving location for new documents
- Replacing text automatically
- Working with hyperlinks
- Viewing word and character counts
- Customizing your dictionary
- Locking documents