For the uninitiated, a Watermark is text or an image that appears in your document behind the main text. It is normally a bit lighter than your text, so that your document can be easily read. Two of the most common watermarks used in documents that you may have seen are CONFIDENTIAL and DRAFT.
Image watermarks grab your attention and lend a professional look with the use of pictures (i.e., business logos).
Follow the steps below to learn how to add a Text Watermark to your document:
- Open your document and from the Design tab, in the Page Background group, click Watermark.
- Select one of the watermarks that are displayed if it meets your criteria.
If not, you can create your own Custom Text watermark.
- Simply follow the steps above, but when the examples are displayed, click on Custom Watermark at the bottom.
- When you click Custom Watermark, the Printed Watermark dialog box will display.
- Select Text Watermark.
- In the Language drop-down list, select the language of your choice.
- In the Text box, key in the text you would like to appear in your watermark.
- You can change your Font, Size and Color if you like.
- It is entirely up to you whether you select Semitransparent or not. Supposedly this makes your watermark more readable, but it is your choice. I suggest you try each to determine your preference.
- For Layout, select either Diagonal or Horizontal.
- Click OK.
Your watermark should now appear on all pages of your document.
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