Turn Microsoft Word 2007 Into a Password Vault


Introduction: Turn Microsoft Word 2007 Into a Password Vault

How To make a password vault using a Microsoft Word 2007 Document.

Step 1: Getting Started

Open up Microsoft Word 2007. Chose your font color and format. Then type in all of your user names ans passwords. There are no User names and Passwords In this Instructable,

Step 2: Protection

Click on the Review Tab. On the far right there is an option that says Protect. click on it and a menu will pop up. There are several options. At the second bullet, Editing Restrictions, check the box that says: Allow only this type of editing in this document. Then a drop down menu should appear, chose Read Only Now at the center there is a button that says, Yes, Start Enforcing Protection". Click on it. Now a window should pop up and ash for a Password. Choose a password, DO NOT FORGET THIS PASSWORD !!! if you do there isn't a security question. Now save the Document. When you go to open it it will ask for your password. Type it in and there you go, your very own Password Vault.

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    I have word 2010 it is different, but will this still work on 2010 or do you have to have 2007?

    you can just open it in openoffice and there are all the passwords. do not use this for password storage.

    it takes a few seconds to crack these passwords, so maybe think about encryption and better password protection program. nice idea though -gamer

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    yea i know but this is just a place to keep them in case you froget them and to keep a guest out of them

    Are they "secure"? (containing no less then one symbol, one number, one capital letter, and at least 6 other letters :-) All in all, I have over 40 passwords to "remember"....and some had to be changed monthly (thankfully not quite so often anymore).

    mine is only numbers,password detectors tell its weak,and i only have to remember one password since i use that one password everywhere Alright,now you know too much*takes out 1m fps machine gun

    Microsoft's document protection stuff is kind of a joke. I recently decovered that OpenOffice will open these types of documents without knowing the passwords.

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    That was true of older versions but Office 2007 uses 128 bit AES encryption when you save files in the new XML format and set a password to open. You can even bump the encryption up to 256 bit if you are in a non export controlled country. The only known attacks on these files are password guessing dictionary attacks and brute force. If a file has a long enough non dictionary password then cracking it via brute force is possible given enough time and horsepower but I doubt anyone would rent time on a cluster to get your Gmail password. If you really want to make cracking it unlikely name it something like "8th Grade Term Paper on 19th Century French Poetry"

    This is a good idea

    If im not correct, you can edit word filz in notepad! Sure it is a little mangled, but its still readable...

    On my computer, it is hard to read the screen shots. Some added explanation would be helpful.

    They do get blurry sometimes... its normal. By the way, this is great!!