How to use Watermark in MS-Word document?

A Watermark is a feature of Microsoft Word and It’s usually a light grey or other neutral color and text used in the background of the slide or a page. In a presentation software and word processing, it is used in a different manner.

While using it on the image, it is meant to enhance the look of the presentation but not the focal point of the slide. Watermarks are sometimes used as a logo and are placed on the slide or page carefully because it acts as a brand for the particular presentation.Watermark in MS-Word

Here, in this article learn about how to apply the Watermark to all pages in MS-Word and how to apply the Watermark to one page in MS-Word (for downloading you need to visit office.com/setup)

Follow the steps to apply Watermark in MS-Word document-

For applying Watermark to all the pages in MS-Word document by using the Watermark feature

  • Select the ‘Design’ option.
  • Click on the ‘Watermark’ option.

For adding Picture Watermark or Custom text Watermark-

  • Click on the ‘Design’ option.
  • Select the ‘Watermark’
  • Click on the ‘Custom Watermark’-
    • Verify the ‘Picture Watermark’ option and confirm the picture as you want.
    • Verify the ‘Text Watermark’ option and configure the particular text and the formatting style.

To eliminate the Watermark from all the pages of MS-Word-

  • Click on the ‘Design’ option.
  • Select the ‘Watermark’ option.
  • Click on the ‘Remove Watermark’ option.

If you’re operating MS-Word 2010 or 2007 then –

  • Click on the ‘Page layout’ option.
  • Select the ‘Watermark’ option.

For applying Watermark to one page (or specific page) in MS-Word document by using the Watermark feature-

  1. You need to visit the specific page where you wish to add Watermark –
  • Add ‘Watermark’
  • Click on the ‘Layout’ (or Page Layout in MS-Word 2007/2010/2013)
  • Select the ‘Breaks’ option.
  • Click on the ‘Next page’ option.
  1. Scroll down to the end of the specific page –
  • Click on the ‘Layout’ (Or Page Layout in MS-Word 2007/2010/2013)
  • Select the ‘Breaks’ option.
  • Click on the ‘Next page’ option.
  1. You need to double-click the header on the second page and you will come across with the text ‘same as previous’ below the header line.
  2. The ‘Header and Footer’ tools are now enabled-
  • Click on the ‘Design’ option, under ‘Header and Footer’ tools.
  • Select the ‘Link to previous’ option.
  1. Move the mouse on the header of the third page. If you wish to get rid of ‘Same as previous’ text, then –
  • Click on the ‘Design’ option under ‘Header and Footer’ tools.
  • Select the ‘Link to previous’.
  1. Move the cursor at the header of the second page. To add the watermark only on the second page of MS-Word –
  • Click on the ‘Design’ option. (or Page layout in MS-Word 2007/2010)
  • Select the ‘Watermark’ option.

For more information on Microsoft Office products, visit www.office.com/setup.

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