Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
1. On the File screen, choose Info.
Click the File tab to view the File screen.
2. Click the Protect Document button.
Of the several choices, I recommend these options:
Mark As Final: The document is flagged as final, which means that editing is disabled. Still, you
can easily override it by clicking the Edit Anyway button that appears.
Encrypt with Password: The document is encrypted and a password is applied. To open the
document in Word, you must enter the password. You cannot remove a password after it’s applied.
Restrict Editing: You can limit whether a user can edit a document or whether all changes are
tracked or restrict that person to make only comments.
3. Choose an option and answer the appropriate dialog boxes that appear.
4. Click OK.
The document protection you’ve chosen is applied.
Locking your document is a serious decision! I cannot help, nor can anyone else, if you
forget a password or are otherwise unable to remove the restrictions you’ve applied to your
The Drop Cap
A drop cap is the first letter of a report, an article, a chapter, or a story that appears in a larger and
more interesting font than the other characters. Figure 31-1 shows an example.
Figure 31-1: A drop cap.