OneNote is a convenient way to store important information that you can access across multiple different devices. I personally use OneNote from my iPhone and several computers, and have come to rely on it in a number of different ways. But heavy reliance on a program like OneNote will likely result in important information being stored in your notebooks, which you may eventually decide to protect with a password.
OneNote will usually wait for a short period of time before it locks a password-protected section that you just opened, but this is a setting that you can adjust. Our guide below will show you how to configure OneNote 2013 so that it will immediately re-lock a password protected section once you navigate away from it.
Immediately Lock a Password-Protected Section in OneNote 2013 After Navigating Away
The steps in this article will change the settings for your OneNote installation so that any password-protected sections will require the password to be re-entered as soon as you navigate away from them. This article will assume that you have followed directions similar to the one in this article to password protect a section of your notebook.
Here is how to immediately re-lock a password protected section in OneNote 2013 –
- Open OneNote 2013.
- Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
- Click Options at the bottom of the column at the left side of the window.
- Click the Advanced tab in the OneNote Options window.
- Scroll down to the Passwords section, then check the box to the left of Lock password protected sections as soon as I navigate away from them.
- Click the OK button at the bottom of the window to apply your changes and close Outlook Options.
These same steps are shown below with pictures –
Step 1: Open OneNote 2013.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 3: Click Options at the bottom of the left column in this window.
Step 4: Click the Advanced tab in the left column of the Outlook Options window.
Step 5: Scroll down to the Passwords section of this menu, then check the box to the left of Lock password protected sections as soon as I navigate away from them.
Step 6: Click the OK button to apply your changes and close the window.
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