Document.Password property (Word)

Sets a password that must be supplied to open the specified document. Write-only String.


expression. Password

expression A variable that represents a Document object.



Avoid using hard-coded passwords in your applications. If a password is required in a procedure, request the password from the user, store it in a variable, and then use the variable in your code. For recommended best practices on how to do this, see Security notes for Office solution developers.


This example opens Earnings.doc, sets a password for it, and then closes the document.

Set myDoc = Documents _ 
 .Open(FileName:="C:\My Documents\Earnings.doc") 
myDoc.Password = strPassword 

See also

Document Object

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