Set password protection options

When you unlock password-protected sections in your notebook, OneNote keeps these sections available for a period of time before locking them again. You can specify that period of time, and you can set custom options for password protection.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. In the Category list, click Passwords.

  3. Under Passwords, do any of the following:

    • To lock notebook sections after a specified amount of time, select the Lock password-protected sections after I have not worked in them for the following amount of time check box, and then, in the list, click the amount of time that you want.

    • To lock notebook sections immediately after you're done working in them, select the Lock password-protected sections as soon as I navigate away from them check box.

    • To make notes in password-protected sections temporarily available to other applications, select the Enable add-in programs to access password-protected sections when they are unlocked check box.

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