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Password protect an Excel 2003 document

If you want to password protect an Excel 2003 document do the following:

1. Go to the File Menu, and click Save As

2. From the Tools menu, click Options.

    • If you want users to enter a password before they can view the workbook, type a password in the Password to open box, and then click OK.
    • If you want users to enter a password before they can save changes to the workbook, type a password in the Password to modify box.
    • If you want to use a different encryption type, click Advanced, click the type you want in the Choose an encryption type list, and then click OK.
    • If needed, specify the number of characters you want in the Choose a key length box.

3. Click OK.

4. Wait to be prompted and then retype your passwords to confirm.

5. Click Save.

6. Wait to be prompted and click Yes to replace the existing workbook.

And that is how you password protect an Excel 2003 document.

Jason Edwards