Document.PasswordEncryptionAlgorithm Property (Word)

Office 2013 and later

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Returns a String indicating the algorithm Microsoft Word uses for encrypting documents with passwords. Read-only.

expression .PasswordEncryptionAlgorithm

expression A variable that represents a Document object.

Use the SetPasswordEncryptionOptions method to specify the algorithm Word uses for encrypting documents with passwords.

This example sets the password encryption options if the password encryption algorithm in use is "OfficeXor," which is the password algorithm used in versions of Word prior to Word 97 for Windows.

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