How to Add a Watermark to a Page in Microsoft Word

This wikiHow teaches you how to add a watermark to a Microsoft Word document.

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1. Create or open a Word document.
2. Click on Design.
3. Click on Watermark.
4. Customize the watermark.
5. Click on OK

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  1. Create a new or open an existing Microsoft Word document. Do so by opening the blue and white app with a “W,” clicking on File in the menu bar, then clicking on:
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    • New Document to create a new document; or
    • Open… to open an existing document.
  2. Click on the tab at the top of the window.
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  3. Click on in the upper-right part of the window.
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  4. Customize the watermark. Use the settings in the dialog box to do so:
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    • Click on Picture to use an image for a watermark.
      • Click on Select Picture… to choose the image
      • Click on the Scale: drop-down to select the scale or allow Word to scale it automatically.
      • Leave “Washout” checked to make the image more transparent.
    • Click on Text to add a text watermark to the background of your document.
      • Click on the field below “Text” to select a preset watermark or to type your own custom watermark.
      • Click on the Font: drop-down to choose a font for the watermark.
      • Click on the Size: drop-down to adjust the size of the font or enable Word to adjust the size automatically.
      • Check “Bold” or “Italic” if you’d like to apply either of these styles to the text.
      • Use the Transparency: slider to adjust the opacity of the watermark.
      • Select the color of your watermark from the Font Color: drop-down.
      • Click on either Horizontal or Diagonal to set the orientation of the watermark.
  5. Click on . The watermark will be applied to and appear behind the text and images in your Word document.
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