Inserting a watermark in Word

by Johannes

Inserting a watermark in Word is quick and easy. You can use a ready-made one or create your own watermark

Inserting a watermark in Word: here’s how

In newer versions of Word, there is a separate menu for watermarks, which you can use to select templates or insert your own image as a watermark on the background of your document.

  • Click on the “Draft” tab in the Word menu at the top of the screen. Here you will find the “Watermark” button. You can now select one of the various watermarks provided and insert it into your Word document
  • If you cannot find the right watermark here, scroll all the way down and click on “Custom watermark”. Select “Image watermark” and click on “Select image”. You can now select an image from your PC and use it as the background image in Word
  • For older Word versions, proceed as follows: First click on the “Page layout” tab in the menu bar at the top of the screen. In this tab you will find the “Watermark” button. Select from templates such as “Urgent”, “Do not copy” or “Confidential”, which are already integrated in advance, and create a transparent watermark in Word.

Create your own text watermark in Word

If you cannot find a suitable watermark for your purpose, you can insert your own text:

  • Click on “Design” in the top menu. On the right-hand side, click on “Watermark”. Below the expanded templates, select “Custom watermark…”.
  • In the pop-up that appears, activate the “Text watermark” button and you can now define the text, color, layout and font of your watermark individually. Click on “Apply” to insert the character

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