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The pages below will help guide you on how to encrypt and password protect commonly encountered file types.

If you are e-mailing, it is recommended to use an alternative form of communication (e.g. phone call) to share the password used to encrypt the file. For example, do not send the password in the same email as the encrypted file.

How to encrypt Microsoft Office Documents:

How to encrypt Adobe PDF documents:

Is my encrypted document compatible with newer/older versions of the software?

How to encrypt any file using 7-Zip:

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