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Securing Workbook in MS Excel

How to Securely Password Protect an Excel workbook

Now in this video we will see that how we can secure our workbook by a password protection. This means that when we are working on any workbook with many people we want only few people to be able to edit things inside it.

When we are working on our workbook and then when we want to save it we go to 'save as' option, where we will see 'Tools' option located on the right bottom side of the 'save as' window. When we go to the tools option we can see general option, and when we open it we will see that we are asked two passwords, one for opening file and another for modifying in that file.

So according to our requirement we will provide password and save our Excel workbook.

Now when anyone else will try to open our work book, it will ask for password.


Securely password in Excel is a smart and secure tool that allows you to protect your workbook with a password that only you know. It's like having a master key that is available to you at all times.If you need to protect your workbook with a password, Excel's built-in password protection feature is easy to use. After selecting File > Info, select Protect Workbook and choose Encrypt with Password. Enter a password in the Password box, and then select OK. Confirm the password in the Reenter Password box, and then select OK.

A workbook is a sheet of data on Excel. It has rows and columns on the spreadsheet, and it can be used for organizing, tracking, and analyzing data. Protecting a workbook in Excel is important because you want to keep it secure from anyone else who might be working on the same spreadsheet at the same time. There are three ways of protecting a workbook: password protection, document protection, and file encryption. When you password protect a workbook in Excel, it's possible for other people to open your spreadsheet without having your password or know how to get into your computer's files.

One of the common ways to protect a workbook in Excel is to password protect it. However, there are several other ways that can be used as well. The following methods for protecting a workbook in Excel 2016 can be used: 1. Password Protection: It is the simplest and most known way to protect a document and prevent others from viewing or editing it without your permission. You can configure the number of people who have access and how long they will have access before they need to re-enter their password. 2. Security Settings: With these settings, you could limit the types of actions that users can take on your document such as editing, printing, or copying it. You could also block or allow certain file types like .xlsx, .csv and .pdf files for example.

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