This article describes how to encrypt or decrypt text with PGP Desktop 9.x for Windows.
If you wish to encrypt the actual text within applications such as Microsoft Word, WordPad, Outlook, you may refer to these instructions to do so. PGP Desktop has two features available for this, the Current Window and Clipboard features. Each is described below.
|Note: To make these processes easier, PGP has added hotkeys for each of these tasks. If you open the PGP Desktop icon and click Options, you can set up hotkeys for both Current Window and Clipboard encryption on the Hot Keys tab.|
Encrypt/Decrypt Text with the "Current Window" Feature
PGP's "Current Window" encryption feature allows you to encrypt/decrypt the text of whatever window is the "current window" on your screen at the moment. This feature is accessible by clicking your PGP Desktop icon (gray padlock in system tray). To use the "Current Window" feature to encrypt text, do the following:
To use the Current Window feature to decrypt text, do the following:
Encrypt/Decrypt Text with the Clipboard Feature
PGP's Clipboard encryption feature allows you to encrypt/decrypt text which has been copied to the Windows clipboard. Thus when you paste the information from the clipboard, it is pasted as encrypted text. To use the Clipboard feature to encrypt text, do the following:
To use the Clipboard feature to decrypt text, do the following: