You have likely seen documents before that have the word “confidential” or “draft” in the background behind the text. This is referred to as a watermark. Word 2010 comes with predefined watermarks making it very easy for you to add one to your own documents.

To insert a predefined watermark to a Word 2010 document:

  1. Open your Word 2010 document.
  2. On the Page Layout tab, within the Page Background group, click Watermark.
  3. Click one of the predefined watermarks from the list and Word automatically adds the watermark to your document.

If the watermark is not visible, switch to Print Layout or Full Screen Reading view.