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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