Adding a Watermark in Word 2016

These controls can be found at the right side of the Design tab.WordB225



Step 1
Click on the Watermark icon and either choose one of the preset designs or click on Custom Watermark…

Step 2
From this dialog you can either use your own text or a graphic. For text, click on the option “Text watermark”, for a graphic, click on “Picture watermark” and locate the appropriate file













Step 3
Choose a scale – Auto is probably best if you want to fill the entire page

Step 4
It’s usually a good idea to select Washout. This lightens the image considerably, which means that the page’s text and other elements will still be easy to read

Step 5
To delete the watermark, click on the Watermark icon and select Remove Watermark




A Watermark only affects the current section of your document. If you’ve split your document into sections then check each one and decide if it needs the same Watermark.






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