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Does Documents To Go support Password Protected files?

Document ID: 13751
Last Reviewed: 8/6/2007

This document applies to:
Documents To Go Premium Mac 8.0
Documents To Go Premium Win 8.0
Documents To Go Professional Mac 8.0
Documents To Go Professional Win 8.0

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Question:

Does Documents To Go support Password Protected files?

Answer:

Yes, password protected files are supported in Documents To Go 8 (Premium Edition only). Documents To Go supports Word and Excel files that have been password protected for opening. Word/Excel files must have been password protected using Microsoft's default encryption type (Office 97/2000/2003 compatible)*. Also, support for password protected Adobe PDF documents was added in version 8.003 of Documents To Go.

If you have a password protected file on your desktop, simply add it to the desktop application and synchronize. In order to open the file on your handheld, you will be required to enter your password, just as you would on the desktop.

After opening a password protected Word or Excel file on the handheld, you can edit the file and synchronize those changes back to the desktop. During synchronization, you will be prompted to enter your password in order for the changes to be applied to the original desktop file.

NOTE: Password protected files are required to be in native Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Adobe PDF format. Documents To Go only supports passwords for opening files, not passwords for modifying the files.

To Password Protect your files in Microsoft Word:

  1. Open your document in Word on your desktop computer
  2. Click on the Tools Menu
  3. Select Options
  4. Click the Security Tab
  5. Enter a password in the "Password to Open" field

OR

  1. Open your document in Word on your desktop computer
  2. Click on the File Menu
  3. Select Save As
  4. Click on the Tools menu in the Save As dialog
  5. Select Security Options
  6. Enter a password in the "Password to Open" field

To Password Protect your files in Microsoft Excel:

  1. Open your document in Excel on your desktop computer
  2. Click on the Tools Menu
  3. Select Options
  4. Click the Security Tab
  5. Enter a password in the "Password to Open" field

OR

  1. Open your document in Excel on your desktop computer
  2. Click on the File Menu
  3. Select Save As
  4. Click on the Tools menu in the Save As dialog
  5. Select General Options
  6. Enter a password in the "Password to Open" field

* Portions of password protection provided by RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm