Passwords have become a part of our life. How to protect something with a password and how to recover a lost password are now two hot topics. Here it will focuses on how to encrypt your Office 2013 files with passwords and what to do if you forgot office 2013 password.

How to encrypt Office 2013 with password?

No matter what version of Microsoft Office suite you are using, you can easily encrypt the important content in an Office file using its built-in encryption feature. This is no exception when it comes to the latest Microsoft Office 2013 suite.

Tip: Learn what’s new in Office 2013 if you are still hesitate about whether to update to it or not.

Microsoft Office 2013 supports encryption for Word documents, Excel workbooks and PowerPoint presentations. It allows you to not only encrypt the files with passwords, but also protect the Office files form modifying. Following is the simple guide.

  • Step 1. Open the Office 2013 document, workbook, and presentation you want to password protect.
  • Step 2. Click the File menu -> Info tab -> Protect Document -> Encrypt with Password option
    Password Protect and Encrypt Office 2013 Documents : Click Encrypt with Password
  • Step 3. Enter a strong yet easy-to-remember password, and click Ok.
    Tip: It’s important to know that if you don’t remember your password, Microsoft can’t recover Office password. So make your password strong but easy for you to memorize.
    Password Protect and Encrypt Office 2013 Documents : Type a Password

What to do if you forgot Office 2013 password?

No matter how careful you are, forgetting some of passwords seems to be unavoidable. If you forgot office 2013 password, you can use an Office password recovery tool to retrieve the password.

Office Password Unlocker is worthy of your try! This program allows you to recover lost password from encrypted Office documents, workbooks, presentations and databases using Brute-force, Brute-force with Mask and Dictionary attacks. Office 2010 password recovery is already supported and Office 2013 password recovery will be available soon.

Only 3 simple steps required to get back your lost Office password:

  • 1. Download and install Office Password Unlocker.
  • 2. Add the target Office file into this program.
  • 3. Select attack types and click Start button.
    recover office password

That’s it! Recovering a forgotten Office password is simple, but it might take you days even months if your password is long and complicated without any clues remembered. If you are terrible with passwords, it’s better to write down your Office password and keep it a safe place or remember your password with a password manager.