How to Remove a Watermark in Acrobat

A document watermark is a commonly used tool in documentation management control. As access to Adobe Acrobat continues to increase in the modern office, the regular use of watermarks to indicate draft copies and publication dates increases in popularity. These watermarked PDF documents circulate and eventually reach approval for final release, public release and/or archival. If no changes or only minor changes are required, you may want to simply remove the watermark in Acrobat for the final copy.

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Remove a Watermark in Acrobat

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Open the watermarked PDF file in Adobe Acrobat.

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Under the Document menu, scroll down to Watermark and select the "Remove..." option.

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A prompt will ask "Are you sure you want to permanently remove the watermark?" Click "Yes" to confirm.

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Save the PDF to retain the settings with the watermark removed. Click the "Save" icon on the Toolbar to save the document under the same file name and overwrite the watermarked copy. If you prefer to save the PDF under a new file name or indicate a revision number, select "Save As...". under the File menu.