Adding a Watermark to a Word Document
A watermark is a great way to let people know how they should treat a document.
by Thomas Duff on 8/9/2016
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There are times where you might want to make sure that the audience of a Word document understands that the information is a draft or something that's confidential in nature. One way to make that very obvious is to add a watermark to the document, and it's very easy to do.
In your Word document, select Design > Watermark:
The watermark option in Word
You can choose one of the existing watermark or create your own using the Custom Watermark option at the bottom of the Watermark options panel, which brings up the Printed Watermark dialog box:
Custom watermark options in Word
Once you create your watermark using an image or text, click Apply. Your watermark then shows up in your document:
Finished watermark in a Word document
Now when you type in your text, the watermark will show up in the background:
Example of text and watermark in a Word document
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