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Protecting documents by password

Since version 2.0 GoldenSection Notes enables you to protect data files or separate documents by password.

Main protection operations:
Using password-protecting features is the same both for documents and files.

Protecting a file or a document

To protect an entire file, place the cursor on the document tree root. To protect a separate document or a document with all enclosed documents, place the cursor on the corresponding branch of the document tree.
Then call up the Document properties dialog box. To do this, select the Edit - Properties item in the main menu. After the Document properties dialog box appears, go to the Security tab page.

Example of the Document properties dialog box, the Security tab page:

Mark the Protect file (Protect document) checkbox. You can also use this dialog box to enter a new password or change the old one.
A password should contain no less than 5 characters.
Attention! If you lose a password, restoring data may become impossible.

Protect document Enables/disables protecting of the current document (file)
Old password Before you enter a new password, you need to specify the old password. If the current document has not been protected, the Old password field will be marked grey (inaccessible).
New Password The field for a new password
Confirm New Password The field is used to confirm a new password. Prevents users from accidental errors upon entering a password.
Hide password when typing A password will be typed in a hidden way.
Reminder Enter any text or a leading question that can help you recall your password.

To protect this document (file), click Ok.
To cancel protecting, click Cancel

Note: To disable protecting of the document (file), leave the New Password and Confirm New Password fields blank.

Providing access to protected documents

To get an access to protected documents, select the File - Enter password menu item in the main window of GoldenSection Notes. The Document is protected dialog box appears.

Example of the Document is protected dialog box:

In addition, you can open an protected document in another way: by placing the cursor on the protected document in the document tree of the program's main window:

Warning! Providing access to protected documents will open all documents of the current file that were protected with the same password.

File Name of the file that contains the protected document
Document The name of the protected document
Password The field is used for entering a password
Remind If you can't recall the password, click the Remind button. A dialog box containing the previously entered reminder will appear on the screen enabling you to recall the forgotten password. The Remind button will be inaccessible if the current document has no password reminder.
Hide password when typing A password will be typed in a hidden way.

Getting an access to protected documents is similar to actions performed to access protected documents.

Denying access to protected files/documents

To close an access to protected files and documents, select the File - Deny access to protected documents menu item in the main window of GoldenSection Notes.
This will close any access to all protected documents of the current file and the file itself (if it has also been protected).

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