The below guide will be showing how to set passwords on your Word, Excel and 7zip files to make them much more secure when emailing the files.
1, First of all, you will need to save the file by clicking on "File" in the top right of Word and then clicking on save.
2, Next click on "Save As" and then select "Computer" and then "Browse"
3, Once you click on "Browse" a box will pop up asking where you would like to save the file and what you would like to name it, before you do this, you will need to click on "Tools" and then "General Options".
4, Once you have opened up the General Options, you will be given the option to set a password to open and also set a password to modify (If desired)
5,Once you have typed in your desired password(s), click 'OK' and then proceed to save the document as usual.
6, Please note: Word for Mac. You need to Use the Tool -> Protect Document menu
To password protect a file in Excel, follow the same steps as shown above for the Word steps.
2, Next you will need to either find your file through the various folders or you can drag and drop the file into 7Zip.
3, Once you have opened the file, you will see a box pop up with multiple options, you can encrypt and set a password on the lower right.
4, Once you have typed in the desired password, you will need to click OK to create the protected zip file which will now be ready to send.