Adding watermarks to workbook

This tip describes how to add watermark text or picture to your workbook.
Watermark in Excel 2016

To add a watermark, follow these steps:

    1.    On the View tab, in the Workbook Views group, click Page Layout:

Page Layout in Excel 2016

    2.    Click the center section of the header:

Click to add header in Excel 2016

    3.    Under Header & Footer Tools, on the Design tab, in the Header & Footer Elements group, click Picture:

Header and Footer Elements group in Excel 2016

    4.    In the Insert Pictures dialog box, choose the picture you want to become a watermark.

    5.    Click outside the header to see your watermark.

Notes:

  • To center the image in the middle of the page, click the center section of the header and add some carriage returns before the &[Picture] code.
    You'll need to experiment to determine the number of carriage returns required to push the image into the body of the worksheet.
  • If you need to adjust the image (for example, make it lighter), do the following:
    1. Click the center section of the header.
    2. Under Header & Footer Tools, on the Design group, in the Header & Footer Elements group, click Format Picture:
      Header and Footer Elements group in Excel 2016
    3. In the Format Picture dialog box, you can do an additional changes:
      Format Picture in Excel 2016