2 Useful Office 2010 Tips

1. Password protect Word document
Computers are used for just about everything these days, including jotting down sensitive account details and passwords into Word documents.

Modern NAT routers and firewalls offer some level of protection against hackers, but there’s always the chance your computer will get stolen. A password protecting the user account is a small obstacle to a thief with some easily available know-how to bypass account passwords.

A password protected Word file offers similar levels of protection. Lose this password and you may be able to recover it using programs available on the internet. Still, we think it’s a handy thing to protect Word docs at the user level. You can find more information about protecting Word docs and removing user history here. Further information to restrict editing, or to add an invisible digital signature and mark the document as final can be found here.



Password protect Word document

To password protect a Word 2010 document

  1. Open a new blank Word document
  2. Navigate to the file menu
  3. Look for the info tab and in the right hand pane choose permissions
  4. Choose the Protect Document button


 2. Outlook Quick Parts

If you receive email enquiries regularly that you can answer with a standardised reply Quick Parts is for you!



Outlook Quick Parts

Steps to enable and insert Quick Parts

  1.  Click reply as usual to the email enquiry
  2. write the standard reply
  3. with the cursor in the body area of the email choose the insert tab in the Text tab
  4. choose Quick Parts Choose Save Selection to Quick Parts gallery

In future you can use Quick parts to reply