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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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3 comments
miross
miross

While it is a commercial program, StampIt for Word is a much easier way to add watermarks and other identification to Word documents. And it works for all versions of Word from 2000 to 2007.

BItLord69
BItLord69

When I use the built in watermarks I can put one in one section only without problems.If I choose a custom watermark, either picture or text, it will be displayed on all pages, disregarding the section breaks/header & footer settings that worked like a charm with the built in ones. What am I missing, or is this in fact a tiny, God forbid, bug?

rbl92739
rbl92739

how to add a watermark to document