Adding password to a confidential word document could be required some times when you don’t want anyone to peek and see those confidential details. You can easily add password to word document so that no one except those who know the password could open that word document.
Adding a password to a new or existing word document is same, and it is same with all the Microsoft office versions. Follow the procedure given below to add a password to a word document.
Open the word document or create a new one, now click File >> Save As option to save that document, this will open a new dialog box which ask you to give the name to this document.
Now, under this dialog click General Options from the drop down option menu as shown in the image below.
Now enter the password to document, with which it will protected, you can also make this document as read only as shown, this way it can be read but cannot be edited.
This way your word document will be safe and protected with password required to open and view.