"Add a Document Watermark in Microsoft Word 2007"


A document watermark is just a 'simple text' appear at the background of your Word documents. It can help signify that your Word 2007 document should be treated as "Do not copy", "Sample", "Confidential", "Draft", etc.

Word 2007 has many options for creating watermarks. Although default watermark types are provided, you can create watermarks with your own custom text or image. You can also tweak the watermark size, font, color, and how much the watermark will stand out from the document.


To add a default Word document watermark

  • Open Word 2007.
  • Click the Page Layout tab in the Word 2007 ribbon.
  • In the Page Background group, click the Watermark icon to open a menu.
  • Word 2007 document watermark

  • From the menu, you can click on any available watermarks and you will see the watermark is inserted in your document.


To add a custom Word document watermark

  • Open Word 2007.
  • Click the Page Layout tab in the Word 2007 ribbon.
  • In the Page Background group, click the Watermark icon to open a menu.
  • Click on the Custom Watermark button to open the Printed Watermark dialog box.
  • Word 2007 printed watermark

  • From the dialog box, you have 3 options to choose:

  • 1) No watermark - to remove the current watermark.
    2) Picture watermark - to use a picture as the watermark. You need to click on the Select Picture button and choose a picture to be your document watermark.
    3) Text watermark - to create a custom text watermark (let say we choose this).
    ­ Language: Click the drop-down menu to modify the watermark's language.
    ­ Text: Enter your desired watermark text.
    ­ Font: Change the watermark font from the drop-down menu.
    ­ Size: Change the watermark size to ensure it appears correctly on paper. Defaults is Auto.
    ­ Color: Click the drop-down menu to change the watermark color.
    ­ Check or uncheck "Semitransparent" to wash out or prevent washing out the watermark text.
    ­ Layout: To determine whether the watermark should appear diagonally or horizontally.
  • Click the OK button when finish.


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