Question Word to encrypt a Google doc

axlrose

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Looking to keep my daughters busy. If I use word to encrypt a doc, and then upload it to Google, do my girls need word to decrypt the file if I give them the password? They just have Chromebooks. Trying to make a scavenger hunt.

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Ralston18

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Taking a somewhat different approach, I will add the suggestion to use/apply Excel:

For example:

https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-make-ciphers-with-excel

https://pifflelab.com/2012/08/21/excel-cipher-assistant-using-excel-to-decipher-text/

And there are some online websites that do the work for you.

https://www.hanginghyena.com/solvers/rail-fence-cipher-decoder

Google "Use excel for simple ciphers" or vary the wording and phrasing as necessary for your requirements.

I did a similar thing for/with younger family members quite a number of years ago. Mostly made use of Excel's string functions and parsing.
 

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