Add or Remove Password Protection in Numbers

Edited by Djinu, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show how to add password protection for your spreadsheets in Numbers. In Numbers, you may have sensitive data like sales data; and you would want to protect the worksheet.

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Steps

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    To protect the worksheet, we click "File" in the top menu
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  2. 2
    We click "Set Password..."
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    We enter our password twice to verify it
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    We enter a password hint
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    Let's type "name of the company". We can type whatever the password hint would be.
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    We have the option of remembering this password in our key chain
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    This may be less secure, as if somebody else has access to our computer, he or she would be able to access the file.
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    We click on "Set Password"
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    Now, the file is password-protected.
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    We close the spreadsheet by pressing "Command" and "W"
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    We click "File"
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    We move the cursor to "Open Recent"
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    We click the document
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    It is "Sales data" in this video. We'll be asked for the password.
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    We also have the option of exporting the spreadsheet to Excel
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    We click "File" and "Excel..." in "Export To". We'll be given the checkbox for requiring a password to open the spreadsheet.
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    We click "Next..."
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    We click "Export"
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    This file will be just "Sales data". We'll see that there is a padlock on the Excel file.
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    Then, we click on the document to open it in Excel
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    The document is "Sales data" in this video. We will be asked for the same password.
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    Lastly, if we choose no longer to password-protect this data, we can click "File"
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    We click "Change Password..."
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    We enter the old password
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    We'll have the option of entering a new password. We'll type in the password and the confirmation.
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    Alternatively, we can click "Remove Password"
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    Before we click it, we make sure that we typed the right password in the "Old Password" input box. The file will no longer be password-protected.
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That is how to use passwords in the Numbers application on the Mac OS X. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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Categories : Software

Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Djinu

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