Word 2013/2016: Watermarks

Updated 2013.06.13


Creating a Watermark

A watermark is a graphic or text, such as "Confidential," or "Top Secret" that when printed appears either on top of or behind existing document text.

To create a watermark:

·        Click on the Page Layout tab.

·        Click on the Watermark button.

·        Either choose one of the pre-set watermarks, or click on Custom Watermark to create your own.


Creating a custom text watermark

If you choose Custom Watermark, the following dialog box will appear.

To insert a text watermark:

·        Click Text Watermark

·        Then select or enter the text that you want.

·        Click on OK when done.


Creating a custom picture watermark

To insert a picture as a watermark:

·        Click Picture Watermark.

·        Then click Select Picture.


·        Select the picture you want.

·        Then click Insert.

·        Select any additional options that you want, and then click Apply.