How to Insert a Watermark in Word

By Janie Gaither

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.

How to Insert a Picture as a Watermark

Step 1

Selectfrom the standard toolbar.

Step 2

Choosefrom the drop-down menu and select.

Step 3

Click thebutton and locate the appropriate picture to use as the watermark.

Step 4

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

Step 5

Click.

How to Insert a Picture as a Watermark

Step 1

Selectfrom the standard toolbar.

Step 2

Choosefrom the drop-down menu and select.

Step 3

Click thebutton to activate the text option.

Step 4

Select text from the drop-down menu.

Step 5

Click.

Tips & Warnings

  • When choosing a text watermark, make sure the coloring is set to a light grey and the semitransparent check box is selected.
  • Define whether the text should appear diagonal or horizontal.