How to Create a Watermark Using Microsoft Word 2007


A watermark is a background picture or text, such as "Draft," used to personalize documents. In Microsoft Word 2007, you can use a watermark template or create your own watermark to enhance a project.

  • Open a document in Microsoft Word 2007 and click the "Page Layout" tab on the document header. Click the "Watermark" option in the Page Background grouping.

  • Click to select one of the options or click the "Custom Watermark" option. A dialog box appears.

  • Click "Picture watermark" or "Text watermark," depending on your preference.

  • Click "Select Picture" if you chose the picture option. Browse your computer for the picture or clip art you want to use as a watermark. Click the "Scale" drop-down menu to select the size of your watermark. Click "Apply."

  • Choose your desired text from the available menu options if you chose the text option. Click "Apply" to save your changes.

Tips & Warnings

  • To create your own text, you will need to treat your text as a picture by typing a text box in the Paint program and saving it as a picture file. You would then select the "Picture watermark" option and browse your computer for your text "picture."
  • Watermarks are faded by default. To have your watermark appear full-strength, de-select the 'Washout" or "Semitransparent" box.

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