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How to Add a Watermark in Microsoft Word?

  • Last Updated : 21 Jul, 2021

In today’s date creating a handwritten and lengthy document is very time-consuming and also difficult to store for a longer time. Microsoft overcomes this problem and comes with a software called MS Word. Microsoft Word is an application writing software that allows you to create documents, letters, articles in the very simplest and attractive manner within very little time. It is a user-friendly software that comes with lots of features like editing, deleting, texting, adding designs, images, fonts to your document, and many more.  

It has a wide range of users worldwide, and mostly it is used in the business or school field.  

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Features of MS Word

  1. Images: MS Word provides inserting of various images in our document.
  2. Videos: We can insert videos in our document
  3. Fonts Styles: It has a wide range of font styles for our text.
  4. Colors: It also has different types of colors to make our document more attractive.
  5. Page number and size: You can set the size of the page of your document
  6. WordArt: It provides various writing styles for our documents.
  7. Tables: Tables in MS Word are used to represent data in Tabular form
  8. Graph and Charts: These are used to represent statistical data
  9. Animations and Designs: MS Word allows the creation of Animations and designs as per user needs
  10. Page border/color: MS Word allows adding borders and colors to pages.

What is a Watermark in MS Word?

Microsoft Word has a special feature called a watermark. A watermark is a light and faded image of text, picture, and logo that appears behind the main content of the document. Basically, it is a lighter shade in the text, so that reader can read the document very easily. Watermark is used to indicate the purpose of a document such as CONFIDENTIAL, DO NOT COPY, DRAFT, ASAP, URGENT, SAMPLE, etc. Microsoft Word allows you to add a watermark to your document.

Use of watermark– It is used to make the document more difficult for the original picture or image to be copied by others or used without permission.

Steps to Add Watermark in our Document

Step 1: On the navigation menu click on the Design option.

Step 2: On the right side of the navigation menu click on the watermark option as shown:

Step 3: A menu will open where you can select different types of watermarks, or also you can create your own watermark.

Step 4: There the three sections in watermark: 

Confidential Section

Disclaimers Section

Urgent Section

Step 5: Select the watermark of your choice or requirement according to your document.

Some different types of watermark are:

  3. DRAFT
  4. ASAP

Finally, the watermark is set in our document as shown

Note: You can also select different types of watermarks from the website as shown:

How to Create a Watermark in MS Word 

Step 1: On the navigation menu click on Design option.

Step 2: On the right side of the navigation menu click on the watermark option as shown:

Step 3: A menu will open where you can create your own watermark.

Step 4: Now select custom watermark as shown in figure:

Step 5: A printed Watermark dialog box will open.

Step 6: Click on the Text Watermark option as shown in figure:

Step 7: Next select the language of your watermark.

Step 8: Now enter the text of your watermark in the text box as shown in figure:

Step 9: Select the Font of your watermark.

Step 10: Now select the size and color of your watermark.

Step 11: Select the layout option of your choice.

Step 12: Click on Apply and then OK option. 

Finally, our custom watermark is added to your document.


How to Remove a Watermark from a Document?

Step 1: Follow the above steps from 1 to 3.

Step 2: Then select the Remove Watermark option as shown in figure:

Finally, the watermark will remove from our document.

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