How to Insert a Watermark in Word

Microsoft Word makes it easy to add watermarks to a document. A watermark is a faint image that appears behind the text. For example, the background may be a company logo or wording such as "Draft" or "Confidential." This guide will help you insert a watermark easily in a Word document.

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Select <Format> from the standard toolbar.

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Choose <Background> from the drop-down menu and select <Printed Watermark>.

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Click the <Picture Watermark> button and locate the appropriate picture to use as the watermark.

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Verify that the Washout option check box is activated to present the watermark as less visible behind the text.

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Click <OK>.

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Select <Format> from the standard toolbar.

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Choose <Background> from the drop-down menu and select <Text Watermark>.

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Click the <Text Watermark> button to activate the text option.

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Select text from the drop-down menu.

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Click <OK>.