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Is there a way to secure a Google Spreadsheet in Google Docs?

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Your spreadsheets are already all password protected, in that one must log in with their google account (and thus password) to view the spreadsheet. You can control who may access the spreadsheet by clicking on the "share" button in the upper right and editing what permissions users with access to the spreadsheet are given.

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The only problem is people who dont have gmail accouts need to be able to edit the spreadsheet. –  Anders Nov 15 '10 at 20:07
    
Ah. Unfortunately, there isn't any way to control access unless you either make it open to everybody or else they sign up for a google account. One doesn't need a gmail account specifically though; you can sign up for a google account with your existing email. –  nhinkle Nov 15 '10 at 20:51
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Yes, you can use the google script from here to have a passsword protected spreadsheet. It gives you two options - encrypt and decrypt. You can set a password and if the password is wrong, all you will see is obfuscated text.

http://www.skipser.com/p/2/p/password-protect-google-drive-document.html

nhingle's answer is correct, but most people are logged into Google 24 hours a day on phones and PCs. That means if somebody has access to these momentarily, they have full access to google docs as well.

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