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Protecting your files with passwords

In any business endeavor, you may find yourself working with confidential or otherwise sensitive business information. To prevent unauthorized access to this information, WordPerfect® Office 12 – Small Business Edition offers password protection for your files.

File level password protection

WordPerfect Office 12 – Small Business Edition lets you assign a password to a document to help you protect confidential or otherwise sensitive business information. You can assign passwords to files using WordPerfect® 12 or Quattro Pro® 12. When you assign a password to a file, you will be prompted for the password before you can open the file.

To assign a password to a WordPerfect® document

  1. Click File > Save As.
  2. Enable the Password Protect check box.
  3. Click Save.
  4. In the Password area of the Password Protection dialog box (see below), type a password in the Type Password for Document box.

  1. Type the password in the Retype Password to Confirm box.
  2. In the Protection Options area, enable one of the following options:
    • Enhanced password protection — provides case-sensitive password protection for greater security
    • Original password protection — provides case-insensitive password protection such as that used by WPWin 6.0 and WPDOS 6.0a

To assign a password to a Quattro Pro® notebook

  1. Click Format > Notebook Properties.
  2. In the Active Notebook dialog box, click the Password Level tab.
  3. Enable one of the following options (see below):
    • None
    • Low
    • Medium
    • High
    • Edit with controls only

  1. Click OK.
  2. In the Enter Password dialog box, type a password.
  3. In the Verify Password dialog box, type the password again.