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Add a watermark to your Word 2007 document

Word 2007 includes a number of predefined watermarks that you can add to your document without any additional formatting. Here's how to set them up.

Word 2007 includes a number of predefined watermarks that you can add to your document without any additional formatting. For example, when you want to distribute draft copies of the report you are working on, you can add a draft watermark to each page by following these steps:

  1. Click the Page Layout tab.
  2. Click the Watermark command in the Page Background group.
  3. Select Draft 1 under Disclaimers.

You may prefer to create your own watermark. For example, after your document goes through the draft review process, you want to distribute a final copy showing the markups. Follow these steps to create a custom watermark for this purpose:

  1. Click the Page Layout tab.
  2. Click the Watermark command in the Page Background group.
  3. Click Remove Watermark to remove the Draft 1 watermark.
  4. Click the Watermark command in the Page Background group.
  5. Click Custom Watermark.
  6. Click Text Watermark.
  7. Click in the Text text box and replace ASAP with Final Showing Markup.
  8. Click Apply.
  9. Click Close.

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