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How to Protect Word 2010 Document Password

What is the version of Microsoft Word in your computer? Word 2007? Word 2010? Word 2013? Mine is Word 2010. And here I mainly talk about my Word 2010 document.

I like to use Microsoft Word document to write my diary because it can remind me to correct my grammatical mistakes, and mark it with red lines. What about you?

I like to use Microsoft Word document share some useful tips on the Internet because it can help more people to learn knowledge online. What about you?

I like to set a password in my Word document so that anyone else has no chance to see what’s on my Word document when I was not near my laptop. What about you?

No not know how? Well, it doesn’t matter if you have no idea about how to password protect Word 2010 document by yourself. I learned this knowledge from the Microsoft website and now I will share the tips with you as below:

Set a password in a Word document

1. Click the Microsoft Office Button, point to Prepare, and then click Encrypt Document.


2. In the Encrypt Document dialog box, in the Password box, type a password, and then click OK.

Note: You can type up to 255 characters. By default, this feature uses AES 128-bit advanced encryption. Encryption is a standard method used to help make your file more secure.

3. In the Confirm Password dialog box, in the Reenter password box, type the password again, and then click OK.

4. To save the password, save the file.


Pretty easy to understand, isn’t it? And what if you know the password but you think it is too much trouble because you cannot enter the Word document every time unless you type the right password? That is even simple. Follow the steps as below:

Remove password from Word Document

1. Use the password to open the document.

2. Click the Microsoft Office Button, point to Prepare, and then click Encrypt Document.

3. In the Encrypt Document dialog box, in the Password box, delete the encrypted password, and then click OK.

4. Save the file.

However, what if you happened to lose or forget Word Document password? Don’t tell me it is impossible, everyday there are millions of persons who lost their passwords! Here I will introduce the easiest measure to remove password Word 2010 document.

Forgot the password for a MS Word document containing your vital project for work? That means you may lose all the information on it. SmartKey Word Password Recovery 5.0 is not only a Word password removal, but also a Word password recovery tool. It is proved to be a professional Word password recovery program designed to recover forgotten passwords for MS from Word 97 to the latest version 2013.

It offers three powerful attack types: Brute-Force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack and Dictionary Attack. It’s highly-optimized to recover strong passwords at high-speed and use less CPU and memory resources.

Part1: Remove Word Password in Word 97-2003 with SmartKey Word Password Recovery

Step 1: Download Word Password Recovery from http://goo.gl/C3Dil and install it in your computer, and then click “open” to load the password protected Word document.

Step 2: Choose the right recovery pattern “100% instant document decryption” and click “Next” to continue, then click “Decrypt document”.


Step 3: After the decryption, it will pop up a message “The file decrypt successfully”, click “OK” and the password is removed.

Part2: Recover Word Password in Word 97-2013 with SmartKey Word Password Recovery

Step 1: Load password-protected Word file.

Step 2: Choose recovery pattern “Recover the password” and click “Next”.

Step 3: Select one attack type and deploy settings and then click “Start”.

Note: If you can’t remember anything about the password, click “Brute-Force Attack”; if you can provide any clue about the forgotten password, click “Brute-force with Mask Attack”; if you have a dictionary that is a text file listing common character combinations, click “Dictionary Attack”.


Step 4: Start to recover Word password. Two minutes later it will show the password.

In a word, if you lost Word 2010 password, you can recover Word 2010 password with SmartKey Word Password Recovery.