the steps for encrypting a word2013 document are as follows:
Step one: Create a Word document.
Step two: Double hit Open this Word document.
Step three: Click on the File button to enter the next interface.
Step four: Click to protect the document, such as the downward arrow in the Red box.
Step five: Click to encrypt with password.
Step Six: Enter a password.
Step Seven: Click OK button
Step eight: Retype the password that you just entered, and click the OK button.
Step nine: So the password is created, open the Word file again will need to enter the password.