Add A Watermark In Word 2007

One way you can spice up a document is to add a watermark. Whether you want to identify your documents as confidential or add the company logo, a watermark is simply a very faint image that appears behind your text. For example, it may be either a graphic, like a logo or product image, or it could be text, like a statement or product name. You may have seen documents before that have the word confidential behind the text. Yes, this is a watermark!

Word 2007 makes it simple for you to add your own watermarks to a document from the Page Layout section of the Microsoft Word ribbon. You can add either graphics or text, which can be further customized with a number of parameters.

Add a Watermark in Word 2007

To add a custom text watermark:

  1. Open your document.
  2. One the Page Layout tab, in the Page Background group, click Watermark.
  3. Click Custom Watermark.
  4. Click Text watermark.
  5. Select the text you want to use or type in your own.
  6. Select any other formatting options you want to use.
  7. Click OK.

You can switch to Print Layout view to see how the watermark will appear on a printed page.