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Microsoft released Office 2019 in September 2018. The latest version houses new versions of programs in its popular on-premise productivity suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher. However there are some useful hidden features that most people never know about. Here, you discover two Office 2019 features so you can take advantage of them and make Office 2019 more convenient (and safer) for you to use.

1. Secure your your Office files with password

To prevent prying eyes from peeking at your Office 2019 files, you can password-protect them. That way, if someone wants to open, view, or edit your files, she must use your password.

Now we are going to learn how to password protect an Office Document in steps:

  • If you want to password protect an Office document, the first thing you have to do is to open the document in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access.
  • Click on the “File” menu at the top-left corner of the screen. On the Info section, you have to click the “Protect Document” button and then click on the “Encrypt with Password.”
  • Type a password. Another dialog box appears and asks you to confirm the password by typing it again.

2. Guarding against macro viruses in Office 2019

A macro virus is a computer virus written in the same macro language used for software programs, including Office 2019 program(Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). When a macro virus infects a software application, it causes a sequence of actions to begin automatically when the application is opened, such as deleting your files or deleting the entire contents of your hard drive.  To stop these pests from wrecking your files, turn on Office 2019’s built-in macro-protection feature, which can disable macros or restrict what macro viruses and worms can do even if they infect your computer.

To turn on macro protection in Office 2019, follow these steps:

  • Load  Office 2019 program(Word, Excel, or PowerPoint), Click the File tab.
  • Click Options.
  • Click Trust Center, and then click Trust Center Settings.
  • In the Trust Center, click Macro Settings. Make the selections that you want, our suggestion is the default setting  “Disable All Macros with Notification” ; it displays a dialog box that lets you turn on macros if you trust that the file isn’t infected.
  • Click OK.

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