Can I password protect my numbers spreadsheet on my iPad

I just purchased my first apple ipad2 and I do a lot of spreadsheets in excel, I bought numbers and need to password protect my file so other family members can not get to my files. Can this be done? If so, how?
Best regards,

Not with the Apple Mail app.
There are two 3rd party apps that use webmail resources that allow secure accounts as well as multiple accounts;
For Gmail accounts use Secure Gmail, and for other accounts use Secure Webmail. Both are in the iTunes App Store.

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