ENCRYPTING WORDDOCUMENTSThis is one in a series of tutorials on digital andmobile security for journalists and bloggers. W...
ENCRYPTING WORDDOCUMENTS IN MACFollow these steps to encrypt your Microsoft Office 2010Word document in Mac computers.
Step 1. Open the document.•  Go to File and open the Word document you want toencrypt.
Step 2. Click on Preferences…
Step 3. Click on Security
Step 4. Write your password
Step 5. Save the encryption
ENCRYPTING WORDDOCUMENTS IN PCFollow these steps to encrypt Microsoft Office 2010Word documents in a PC computer.
Step 1: Open your document•  After opening the document, click File and then click Info.
Step 2. Protect your document•  In the Info options, click Protect document. After that youcan click on Encrypt with passw...
Step 3: Enter your password•  After a window opens, write your password and click OK.
Step 4: Confirm your password•  In the next window, confirm your password and click OK.
ENCRYPTING OPEN OFFICETEXT DOCUMENTSFollow these steps to encrypt an Open Office textdocument.
Step 1: Create a document.
Step 2: Save your document.•  In the File option, click Save as…12
Step 3: Save with password•  In a new window, click Save with Password, then Save.12
Step 4: Write your password•  Write and confirm your password. Click OK.
Step 5: Encrypted document.•  Close and open your document. You will need to enteryour password to read it.
Encrypted documents•  Are you ready to encrypt text documents?•  This tutorial is part of the Digital and Mobile SecurityP...
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  1. 1. ENCRYPTING WORDDOCUMENTSThis is one in a series of tutorials on digital andmobile security for journalists and bloggers. Wewill show you how to encrypt Microsoft Word 2010documents and Open Office text documents.Jorge Luis SierraKnight International Journalism Fellow2013
  2. 2. ENCRYPTING WORDDOCUMENTS IN MACFollow these steps to encrypt your Microsoft Office 2010Word document in Mac computers.
  3. 3. Step 1. Open the document.•  Go to File and open the Word document you want toencrypt.
  4. 4. Step 2. Click on Preferences…
  5. 5. Step 3. Click on Security
  6. 6. Step 4. Write your password
  7. 7. Step 5. Save the encryption
  8. 8. ENCRYPTING WORDDOCUMENTS IN PCFollow these steps to encrypt Microsoft Office 2010Word documents in a PC computer.
  9. 9. Step 1: Open your document•  After opening the document, click File and then click Info.
  10. 10. Step 2. Protect your document•  In the Info options, click Protect document. After that youcan click on Encrypt with password.123
  11. 11. Step 3: Enter your password•  After a window opens, write your password and click OK.
  12. 12. Step 4: Confirm your password•  In the next window, confirm your password and click OK.
  13. 13. ENCRYPTING OPEN OFFICETEXT DOCUMENTSFollow these steps to encrypt an Open Office textdocument.
  14. 14. Step 1: Create a document.
  15. 15. Step 2: Save your document.•  In the File option, click Save as…12
  16. 16. Step 3: Save with password•  In a new window, click Save with Password, then Save.12
  17. 17. Step 4: Write your password•  Write and confirm your password. Click OK.
  18. 18. Step 5: Encrypted document.•  Close and open your document. You will need to enteryour password to read it.
  19. 19. Encrypted documents•  Are you ready to encrypt text documents?•  This tutorial is part of the Digital and Mobile SecurityProgram for Journalists and Bloggers supported by theInternational Center for Journalists and Freedom House.•  Author: Jorge Luis Sierra, Knight International JournalismFellow. 2013.•  Follow him on Twitter: @latinointx

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