7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 11, 2013 6:14 AM by Jerrold Green1
Wayneathome Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am using Pages, can you password a document?


iPad 2, iOS 6
  • 1. Re: Can you password protect a doc
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)

    Inspector > Document > Require Password to Open

     

    Peter

  • 2. Re: Can you password protect a doc
    Wayneathome Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I do not understand your solution, using an iPad 2, Pages doc

  • 3. Re: Can you password protect a doc
    Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,990 points)

    Hi Wayne,

     

    You posted in the OS X iWork area and you got an OS X iWork answer. I know it's sometime confusing which discussion you are joining.

     

    My experience so far has been that the iOS iWork apps will prompt for a password for documents created in the OS X apps if a password was applied there, but there doesn't seem to be a way to set a password in the iOS app. It doesn't even seem to be possible to re-lock the OS X sourced document once opened in the iOS app, so it will be unlocked on the OS X device after syncing back from the iOS device.

     

    The best advice I can give you based on my experience is to keep your iOS device locked or in your pocket and log out of your OS X user account when leaving your Mac device unattended. I'm a relatively new iOS user, but that's the way I see it at this time.

     

    Jerry

  • 4. Re: Can you password protect a doc
    Wayneathome Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, I was hoping to keep a file on my iPad with a list of passwords on it. You know how many passwords a person might have to manage for all accounts. Not wanting to use the same passwords. The only issue is that if someone steals your iPad the passwords are viewable. Using a third party lock I don't see how you can save a Pages document. That sort of defeats the iPad when you print a copy of the passwords.

     

    Wayne

  • 5. Re: Can you password protect a doc
    Yellowbox Level 5 Level 5 (4,560 points)

    Hi Wayne,

     

    Instead of storing passwords on your iPad, write them on paper and glue the paper to the underside of a drawer at home.

     

    Ian.

  • 6. Re: Can you password protect a doc
    Yellowbox Level 5 Level 5 (4,560 points)

    Hi Wayne,

     

    Continued.

     

    Since you probably don't always have a chance to go home and look under the kitchen drawer, perhaps you could do this:

     

    Don't use random-generated passwords that are impossible to remember. Use passwords that are memorable to you, but obscure to anyone else.

     

    Don't store your passwords on your iPad, but store hints.

     

    For example, if a password is wILLIAM_tELL, save a hint such as "archer " and other hints to help you remember the upper and lower case letters. Use another hint to remind you which account this belongs to.

     

    If all else fails, you will have to look under the kitchen drawer.

     

    Ian.

  • 7. Re: Can you password protect a doc
    Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,990 points)

    Wayneathome wrote:

     

    Thanks, I was hoping to keep a file on my iPad with a list of passwords on it. You know how many passwords a person might have to manage for all accounts. Not wanting to use the same passwords. The only issue is that if someone steals your iPad the passwords are viewable. Using a third party lock I don't see how you can save a Pages document. That sort of defeats the iPad when you print a copy of the passwords.

     

    Wayne

    I'm using 1Password on the Mac and on the iPod. I'd give it 5 stars on the Mac and 3.5 stars on the iPod. And, it's not cheap. In my opinion it's worth the price if you are determined to use strong passwords and want to deal with a reputable software vendor for this type of solution. I would probably rate the 1Password iOS app higher on the iPad than on the iPod Touch because it would be less tedious to use on the larger screen.

     

    Jerry