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Document.PasswordEncryptionKeyLength Property (Word)

Published: July 16, 2012

Returns a Long indicating the key length of the algorithm Microsoft Word uses when encrypting documents with passwords. Read-only.

expression .PasswordEncryptionKeyLength

expression A variable that represents a Document object.

Use the SetPasswordEncryptionOptions method to specify the key length Word uses when encrypting documents with passwords.

This example sets the password encryption options if the password encryption key length is less than 40.

Sub PasswordSettings() 
 With ActiveDocument 
 If .PasswordEncryptionKeyLength < 40 Then 
 .SetPasswordEncryptionOptions _ 
 PasswordEncryptionProvider:="Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider", _ 
 PasswordEncryptionAlgorithm:="RC4", _ 
 PasswordEncryptionKeyLength:=56, _ 
 PasswordEncryptionFileProperties:=True 
 End If 
 End With 
End Sub

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