You may have come across Watermarks without realising. Have you ever seen a document with a line of text or an image that appears faded out behind the main text on every page of a document? Chances are that’s a Watermark.
You might use a Watermark to indicate that the document is a draft or sample, or that it is confidential, and Word has built-in Watermarks for these. You can also use your own text or even add your company logo or other image as a Watermark to appear on every page. The Watermark is a transparent image that lies behind the text so that it doesn’t obscure the text or make it difficult to read.
When I first found out about Watermarks, I couldn’t believe how easy it was to create something that looked so professional. Let’s see how it’s done.
Add a Watermark to your Word Document
The Watermark option is found on the right-hand side of the Design ribbon.
Click on the drop down and select one of the options.
What if I want to add my own text or a picture?
Click Custom Watermark and then select Text Watermark and type your own text in the box.
Click Apply and the Watermark is added to the background of the document.
Change the colour
You can also change the colour of the Watermark or use a picture. Have a go at changing the different elements and see what they do.
Remove the Watermark
To remove the Watermark, click on the drop down on the Watermark icon and select Remove Watermark.
Now you know about Watermarks, perhaps you can think of some documents you are working or have worked on in the past where this clever feature might come in useful?
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