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Password Protecting in XP Media Centre-Works 8

Joined
Oct 2, 2008
Messages
32
Location
North Nottinghamshire
#1
I have XP Media Centre installed with Microsoft Works 8.
The package appears quite basic and I would like to encrypt or password protect some of my Word documents.
There does not appear to be an option to do this and I am wondering if I will have to upgrade to a better software package in order to do this?
 

Seth

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2007
Messages
2,268
Location
Canada
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#2
When you go to save the file, click on "Tools" in the same Window and you should get some security options.
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2008
Messages
32
Location
North Nottinghamshire
#3
Thank you for your reply but I don't have any security options in Tools. Works 8 was pre installed on my computer which is why I don't think it is very good. My husband has Office Professional in his office but unfortunately I can't install it on my computer, not legally that is.
I can't justify the cost of paying for Office Professional for home use but I have tried to find out if the Office Home & Student 2007 has the facility to password protect but I can't find anyone that can tell me including the Microsoft Office website.
 
W

Wolfeymole

#4
If you give me 30 minutes to install MS Works Lady I'll let you know if it can be done.

In a lot of way Works is actually superior to Office.
 
W

Wolfeymole

#5
Unfortunately it can't be done Lady.

Would you be using just Word or all of the Works/Office type aspects?