How to add a watermark: in Word, to all pages, on one page

When you are working on a document draft or a document belonging to a particular company, you can add a watermark to specify the document's owner or its value. You can also add a watermark with your name on it to protect your intellectual property if you are working on a book or on a research project. Read this article to find out how to add a watermark to the whole document or even just some specific pages in Microsoft Office Word.

How to add a watermark in Microsoft Word?

Open your document in Microsoft Word and click on Design, then select Watermark. Finally, you can choose a watermark from a list of watermark templates, such as DRAFT, CONFIDENTIAL, SAMPLE or others and insert it by clicking on OK.

How to add a custom watermark in Microsoft Word?

If you’d like to add a custom watermark, go to Design > Watermark</bold, scroll down to <bold>Custom Watermark and then select whether you want to add a Picture Watermark (for example, your company’s logo) or Text Watermark (e.g. your credentials) and click OK.

How to add a watermark to specific page?

If you’d like to add a watermark to a specific page in your Microsoft Word document, follow these steps:

  • Open your document and go to the page where you’d like to add a watermark.
  • Click on Design > Watermark.
  • Right-click on the watermark of your choice and select Insert at Current Document Position and the watermark will appear only on this page.

How to insert a picture watermark?

  • Open your Word document and on the Design tab, select Watermark > Custom Watermark > Picture Watermark.
  • Click Select Picture.
  • Choose the picture you want, and select Insert.
  • Finally, click OK to save the changes.
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