If you have an Excel spreadsheet with sensitive information that you don’t want others to access, password protecting it is a good solution. In this article, we will explain how to password protect an Excel spreadsheet in 2013.
First, open the latest version of Excel that comes with Office 365, or any recent version like 2019, 2016, or 2013. Click on the file menu, and then select the “Protect Workbook” option, located next to the “Info” button. Click on “Encrypt with Password,” and you will be prompted to type in a password.
Keep in mind that if you forget your password, you will never be able to access the document again. To avoid this, write down the password, the file name, and store it in a safe place where no one can see it. Do not use common passwords, as they are easy to guess. Choose a strong and complex password that you can remember.
Once you have typed in the password, click on “OK,” and close Excel. Open Excel again, and test the password protection. You should see that the password is required to open the Excel spreadsheet.
Password protecting your Excel spreadsheet is an extra layer of security, especially if you store your documents in the cloud. It will give you peace of mind that your sensitive information is safe.
In conclusion, password protecting an Excel spreadsheet is a simple and effective way to keep your data safe. If you found this article helpful, please leave a thumbs up and let us know in the comments if you have any other questions or topics you would like us to cover in the future.