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Learn step-by-step how to add an Excel Password to a worksheet or workbook. You may have added a password for good reason, you can also remove it!

You can require a password to open a file to prevent unauthorized users from opening a workbook at all.

You can also require a password to modify a file to allow others to open the workbook but only allow authorized users to make changes to it. If someone changes the workbook without the password to modify, that person can save the workbook only by giving it a different file name.

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Protect a Workbook File from Viewing or Editing

You can save a workbook file with a password, and only the one with the password can open, edit or view this file.

To protect a workbook file with a password, follow these steps:

1. Choose FileSave As from the menu bar.
2. Type a name for the workbook file to save as in the File Name text box.
3. Click ToolsGeneral Options.
Excel Password: Save As dialog box
  Excel Password: Save Options dialog box
4. Do either or both of the following:

► If you want users to enter a password before they can view the workbook, type a password in the Password to open box.

► If you want users to enter an Excel password before they can save changes to the workbook, type a password in the Password to modify box.
5. Click OK.
  Excel Password: Confirm Password dialog box
6. Re-type the same Excel password in the "Reenter password to proceed" box.
7. Click Save.
See also... Change a Password | Remove a Password
Protect Worksheet Elements | Protect Workbook Elements
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