One of the very first articles on Online IT Pro was how to password protect an Office 2003 document. Did you know that you can password protect an OpenOffice document as well? The process is very easy and is similar to the process in Microsoft Office 2003.
First, open the document in OpenOffice Writer that you want to password protect. Click on the “File” option and click “Save As”
Give your document a name and check the box to “Save with Password” and click the “Save” button.
You will now be prompted for your password. Enter your password of choice twice and click the “OK” button.
Your OpenOffice document is now password protected. To prove that your document is password protected, re-open your document, enter in your password and click the “OK” button.
It’s as simple as that!