Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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INSIDE OUT Create a better password
Although Microsoft has tightened the under-the-hood security measures of Excel over
the years, some people delight in finding new and better ways to crack passwords. You
can help by simply building better passwords. Make sure your password is eight or
more characters long—the longer, the better—and try to use a healthy mix of
uppercase and lowercase alphanumeric characters and nonalphanumeric characters. Never
use birthdays, anniversaries, or the names of your children or pets as passwords.
Adding summary information to files
When you click the File tab, the Info screen that first appears includes a short list of
properties on the right. The Properties heading is a button; click it and a menu appears. Click
Show Document Panel to display the Document Properties panel, which appears below the
ribbon, as shown in Figure 2-29. Use this to record general information about the active
workbook. If you juggle a lot of files, getting into the habit of adding properties can make
it a lot easier to find something later. Windows looks at these property values when you use
the Search command to locate files on your computer.
You can quickly view properties for the active workbook by clicking the File tab and looking
on the right side of the Info screen. Several properties are displayed there. Click Properties,
and then click Advanced Properties to display the Properties dialog box, as shown in Figure
2-30. Most of the information visible on the Document Properties panel is available and
editable on the Summary tab.