How to Remove a Draft Document From Word

A draft document is a document that is not finalized. Microsoft Word uses watermarks to mark documents as drafts. The watermark may be a text or an image. Watermarks appear in the background of a page and are visible in Web, Print and Reading Layout views. When you insert a draft watermark, it is applied to each page and printed with your document. You cannot access the watermark directly on your page to remove or edit it.

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Microsoft Word uses watermarks to mark documents as drafts.

Remove Draft in Word 2007

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Open the document containing the draft watermark.

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Select the "Page Layout" tab from the ribbon.

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Choose "Watermark" from the "Page Background" group. Then select "Remove Watermark" from the drop-down list.

Remove Draft in Word 2003

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Select "Format," "Background" and "Printed Watermark" from the toolbar.

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Choose "No Watermark" in "Printed Watermark" dialog box.

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Click "OK" to remove the draft.