Word 2016: Watermarks

Updated 2017.11.05


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.