How to remove password encryption from a Microsoft Office document?

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    In the previous post, we learned how to encrypt a Microsoft Office document with a password. Now, let’s learn how to remove that encryption.

    How to remove password encryption a Microsoft Office document?

    Open the Microsoft Office document that you wish to remove encryption.

    Go to the File menu at the top, select Info, click Protect Document and then select Encrypt with password.

    For Microsoft Word:
    File > Info > Protect Document > Encrypt with Password

    For Microsoft Excel:
    File > Info > Protect Workbook > Encrypt with Password

    For Microsoft Powerpoint:
    File > Info > Protect Presentation > Encrypt with Password

    It will show the password characters that you have encrypted your document with. Press Backspace and delete all of those characters in the password field, leaving it blank. Click OK. You have now removed the password encryption from your Microsoft Office document.

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