Protecting your creative work is important, and it’s great that Microsoft Word – arguably the world’s most popular word processor – offers you various methods of keeping your writings safe from wrongdoers. The most obvious step you can take is add a password to your document, but if you still want it to be read, you can also add formatting and editing restrictions.
But this article isn’t about what Word can do, it’s about how you can recover a lost password or remove some annoying restrictions; you could try using a program like Passper for Word.
While Passper for Word may not be one of a kind, its double functionality could make it a very useful tool. First, there’s the Recover Passwords feature, which allows to choose between three methods of decryption: Mask Attack, Dictionary Attack and Brute Force Attack.
The fist method will ask you to provide any information you can remember about the lost password, in order to decode it faster. The second method will browse through various dictionary words and try them one by one, until one of them opens the document. The final method will try cracking the password using many methods, but it may take longer than the others.
If you simply want to remove formatting, editing or access restrictions from a Microsoft Word file, Passper for Word can do it quickly with the Restrictions Remover feature. After this process, you can enjoy full access inside the document.
I’ve mentioned just a few paragraphs ago that this program isn’t one of a kind, which basically means that you can easily find its functionalities elsewhere and for free. Still, you probably won’t find both a decryption tool and a restrictions remover in just app that also has an efficient design and is extremely simple to use.