Benefits of using watermarks in Microsoft Word 2007:
- Watermarks can be images or text and can make a document more interesting when used appropriately.
- Watermarks can be used to identify a documentís status, such as "Draft" or "Confidential."
- Watermark pictures appear behind text in your document and enable you to create visually appealing documents, similar to stationary.
Adding Watermarks to a Word Document
- From the Page Layout tab, select the Watermark dropdown and click the Custom Watermark command.
- Select the radio button next to Picture Watermark in the Printed Watermark window.
- Browse for the image on your PC by clicking the Select Picture button.
- After selecting your image scale, click the OK button. The image automatically appears slightly washed out so that it does not interfere with text in your document. If you do not like this effect, repeat steps 1-3 and uncheck the Washout box next to the Picture Watermark options.
- From the Page Layout tab, select the Watermark dropdown.
- Select a watermark to display from the list.
- If you do not see the text watermark you are looking for displayed, select the Custom Watermark option.
- Select the radio button next to Text Watermark in the Printed Watermark window.
- Select a pre-formatted text from the dropdown menu or type in your own text and then select your text attributes including position, size, and font.
- Click the OK button. The text appears in your documents. If you do not like this effect, repeat steps 3-5 and apply any changes you would like.
Last modified: Aug 21, 2008, 11:29 EDT