How to Add Watermark into a Word Document

By | September 7, 2011

Watermark is a valuable addition to our Word Document.

Watermark is a Text or an Image behind the document in a transparent mode. We can use it for security purpose into our document or give a short info about our document. It is very useful when we share our document in our Blog with our blog web address as a watermark, some user or other who sees our document watermark may be leads to the traffic to our Blog or website.

Steps to add a watermark to Word document:

For Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP (2002)/2003:

  • Open the New or Existing Word document that we want to insert watermark.
  • Select “Format” from the top menu, then selects “Background“, then “Printed Watermark“.
  • In the “Printed Watermark” dialog

 1. Steps to create Text Watermark:

  • Select the “Text watermark“.
  • Then, we can select a pre-defined text from the drop-down, or type our text on the “Text” field.
  • There are more options to customize our watermark such as text size, text colour, etc.,
  • Then click “OK“.
  • We can see the text that entered in Text field as a Watermark.

2. Steps to create an image watermark:

    • Select the “Picture watermark“.
    • Then click on the button “Select Picture
    • Navigate to the directory where our watermark picture is located. Select it and click “Insert“.
    • Then click “OK“.
    • We can see the image that we selected is inserted into our document as a watermark.

 

For Microsoft Word 2007/2010:

  • Open the New or Existing Word document that we want to insert watermark.
  • Select the “Page Layout” Tab from the top menu, then “Page Background” -> “Watermark“.
  • Then, we can now select one of the pre-defined watermarks,
  • Or, if we wish to use our own text or image, select “Custom Watermark” at the bottom.

At the “Printed Watermark” dialog:

1. Steps to create a text watermark:

    • Select the “Text watermark“.
    • Then, either select a pre-defined text from the drop-down, or type in our desire text on the “Text” field.
    • There are more options to customize our watermark such as text size, text colour, etc.,
    • Then click “OK“.
    • We can see the text that entered in Text field as a Watermark.

2. Steps to create an image watermark:

    • Select the “Picture watermark“.
    • Then click on the button “Select Picture…
    • Navigate to the directory where our watermark picture is located. Select it and click “Insert“.
    • Then click “OK“.
    • We can see the image that we selected is inserted into our document as a watermark.

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