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Password-protect workbooks

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Protect a workbook with a password to prevent others from adding, moving, deleting, hiding, or renaming the worksheets in the workbook.

Require a password to open an Excel file

  1. Select File > Info.

  2. Select the Protect Workbook box and choose Encrypt with Password.

  3. Enter a password in the Password box, and then select OK.

  4. Confirm the password in the Reenter Password box, and then select OK.

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