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Windows 7: Password Protect Openoffice Word and Excel Documents?

26 Dec 2015   #1
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Password Protect Openoffice Word and Excel Documents?

Is the only way to do this save as again if you already have the document saved then put the password? Is there any issue with putting the same password for all these documents? Let say you have 100 documents that you want to password protect. Obviously you aren't going to have a password for each one right?


Also how does one password protect folders and pictures?


Is it true that if you put a password protect, then no one could open these documents up unless they have the password? I did read that one could open openoffice documents even without password protect.


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26 Dec 2015   #2
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I have few issues with this. There is a folder that i have that has a bit of pictures. I put password protect on it. Now the folder looks like a winrar file which i believe is how its suppose to look. Issue is after i put in the password, it opens but issue is all the photos that are shown there... they are all lists. Is it possible to have the folder open up like it should normally? I put in the password so why does it not open up normally then. I have to click on each list item to see certain picture etc.


I also put a password on a certain picture thats in my picture folder. Thus that picture is put separately. So that 1 photo itself has the winrar image on it. And after i put password... it opens up but i still have to click on that list name image for it before it opens. Is there a way to prevent this? Like couldn't i see how the picture already looks after putting in the password?


And for both things. How do i cancel the password so it was the way it was before i put password protect? Cannot find an option to do this.
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28 Dec 2015   #3
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

anyone?
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28 Dec 2015   #4
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

It might help to know what version of OOo.

Having said that, support for OOo ended years ago.
It has been replaced by LibreOffice and similar products.
And I've never used OOo.

Having said that, a quick internet search turned up these links (I have not investigated any of them, and some are quite old, so these are offered "as is"):

https://forum.openoffice.org/en/foru...php?f=6&t=3863
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/foru...hp?f=7&t=55421
How to password protect a Open Office document
OpenOffice.org Writer: Password Protect Your Documents | Worldstart's Tech Tips And Computer Help
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/foru...hp?f=9&t=12752
http://www.openoffice.org/documentat...t/calc6_EN.pdf

I hope this helps,

MM
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08 Jan 2016   #5
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

is there a reason when i right click it on properties, it doesnt allow me to encrypt it anymore?
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08 Jan 2016   #6
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
Hi:

It might help to know what version of OOo.

Having said that, support for OOo ended years ago.
It has been replaced by LibreOffice and similar products.
And I've never used OOo.

Having said that, a quick internet search turned up these links (I have not investigated any of them, and some are quite old, so these are offered "as is"):

https://forum.openoffice.org/en/foru...php?f=6&t=3863
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/foru...hp?f=7&t=55421
How to password protect a Open Office document
OpenOffice.org Writer: Password Protect Your Documents | Worldstart's Tech Tips And Computer Help
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/foru...hp?f=9&t=12752
http://www.openoffice.org/documentat...t/calc6_EN.pdf

I hope this helps,

MM
https://www.openoffice.org/ OpenOffice 4.1.2 was released October 28, 2015.
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08 Jan 2016   #7
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

OOPS!

Uncle Google let me down.
Thanks for the correction, @ovenmaster.

@paulyjames: I hope Uncle Google or someone here can help you.

Cheers,
MM
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08 Jan 2016   #8
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

anyone know?
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09 Jan 2016   #9
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

any thoughts on zip 7? someone suggested that to me. Im not sure if i even have it or not because i downloaded something like this.


Because when i type 7 in start menu, it shows 7zip file manager. That is it right?


I have an issue with what you mentioned. After i did that, i went to my documents. I see that name of that document twice. That document is in a winrar box... and the document that is by itself as in openoffice word document. The first one the winrar document requires me to put password to open it. However, the other document is the original document and it opens it without asking for a password. Is there a reason for that?


So am i suppose to have to delete the openoffice word document after doing this?


Am i suppose to check encrypt file name after putting in the password for these documents?


I'm confused why these documents after i put password shows up as winrar here.
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09 Jan 2016   #10
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If you zip individual files then you will need to add passwords for each zipped file.

7=Zip file manager. Run it and browse to a file that you want to encrypt (in 7-zip file manager window) then right click.

Password Protect Openoffice Word and Excel Documents?-add-archive.jpg

7-zip vs WinRar issue. What is the problem file extension ( .zip .rar ) or something else?

Sounds like a file association problem.
Password Protect Openoffice Word and Excel Documents?-set-associations.jpg


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