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Password Protect a file or Recover an unsaved version.
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File, Info and Security Considerations
The “File, Info” options allow you to find author information about the document, password protect a document, and recover any unsaved versions that you may want to retrieve.
When to use
This feature is often overlooked but when it is needed, it is invaluable. When you just need to work on the technical file attributes, rather than the text and formats, you would use the File, Info screen.
1. On an existing document, Click FILE, INFO.
a. The first option is “Protect Document”, which allows you to add a password to a document. Keep in mind, this is optional and should only be done with your personal documents on your own private computer. Employers own the work you do while on the job, therefore to password a work file would be prohibitive as employees move positions.
b. The second option is “Check for Issues”. This feature checks to make sure the file is compatible (if necessary) to older versions of Word. It also gives an “Inspect Document” option that cleans off the author name and editing time from the document's record.
c. The third option is “Manage Document”. This feature is a rescue if you closed a document and forgot to save changes. It is not foolproof, but it has been more reliable in the recent Word versions than ever before.
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