How to add watermarks

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This tip describes how to add watermark text or picture.

To add a watermark, follow these steps:

   1.  On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Background group, click Watermark:

Page Background in Word 2010

   2.  Do one of the following:

  • Click a predesigned watermark, such as Confidential or Do Not Copy, in the gallery of watermarks:
    Watermark Gallery in Word 2010
  • Click Custom Watermark... to open the Printed Watermark dialog box:
    Printed Watermark in Word 2010
    • Select Text watermark checkbox
    • Type the text that you want in the Text box
    • Format the text that you want
    • Click OK.

   3.   To view a watermark as it will appear on the printed page, use Print preview: on the File tab, select Print:

Example of Watermark Word 2010

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