How to Password Protect Google Docs?
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How to Password Protect Google Docs?

Everyone at least once asked the question – How to Password Protect Google Docs? Google Docs is a pretty cool platform where you can create, edit, modify various presentations, layouts, templates and more for your work or school projects. But in this huge amount of continuous positive there is a small, but very annoying problem. The fact is that all your projects that you did in Google Docs are permanently stored in the cloud storage. Anyone can get access to the repository through some kind of fraud or under some other circumstances.

Therefore, in order for you to find out how you can keep your data secret, and so that no one except you has access to the files, we have prepared this article – How to Password Protect Google Docs. You will learn about the simplest, most convenient, and most importantly free way to protect your projects.

Of course, there are a lot of paid programs on the Internet that you can use. But they are often expensive and not very easy to use. Rather, read the contents so that in the future, you can be sure that your projects are completely safe. Let’s get started!

Encrypt with Microsoft Word.

Unfortunately, in Google Docs it is impossible to password protect your project, and even more so you cannot encrypt it from prying eyes. Therefore, it is better to encrypt the file before uploading to Google Docs using Microsoft Word. To do this, follow these simple steps:


Decide on the file that you will encrypt. As an example, let’s use the invoice template from


Open the selected file in Microsoft Word, and make sure that all the elements of the template are in place. And then hover over the “File” item and left-click.


You will be taken to a page with the first item – “Protect Document”. Click on it with the left mouse button and in the drop-down menu, click on “Encrypt with Password”.


Here you need to take three simple steps:
– Enter a password;
– Confirm password (enter it again);
– Press “OK”.

Congratulations, you have successfully encrypted the required file. So you can safely upload it to Google Docs. Now you know a great method to keep your files private. Also, these methods are great for free templates which are stored on You can download one of the templates you like, edit it, make it more unique, and then use the method presented in this article.