Adding a Watermark to a Word Document

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:


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:


Once you create your watermark using an image or text, click Apply. Your watermark then shows up in your document:


Now when you type in your text, the watermark will show up in the background:


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