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Insert watermarks in Microsoft Word documents

Maybe one of the most interesting aspects of Microsoft Word is the possibility it offers us to insert watermarks on your documents. Watermarks are a kind of invisible signature and that will help us customize our work and prevent the same can be easily plagiarized. In addition, they can also give documents in Word a much more professional appearance.

Many Word users use these watermarks to identify a document with labels such as “Confidential,” “Draft”, “Urgent”, “Private” and others, to allowing the naked eye know what type of document file is.

Insert watermark in word

If you are currently working in Word and want to try this feature, in this tutorial you will learn to add a watermark on your documents quickly and easily.

To do so, follow the instructions below:

Insert watermarks in Word 2003

Insert watermark in word

Step 1. We drove to the “Format” menu and next select “Background”.

Step 2. Then click on the “Printed Watermark” button.

Step 3. Microsoft Word then displays a window with several watermarks pre-configured and ready to use.

Step 4. In this window you can select the text to be used as a watermark and change its format and position (horizontal or diagonal). We will also can select an image to be displayed instead of a text.

Insert watermarks in Word 2007

Insert watermark in word

Step 1. We drove to the “Page Layout” option and then click on the “Watermark” button.

Step 2. Then the Word will display a window with several watermarks pre-configured and ready to use.

Step 3. At this point, all we have to do is select the watermark that we like for it to appear on all pages of the document. If you want to change the text of the watermark, alter their position or insert an image, simply clicking the “Watermark” button and select the “Custom Watermark” option.

Insert watermarks in Word 2010

Insert watermark in word

From this version, Word was redesigned keeping in mind that the user should be able to find and use different options of the software easily, and that is why now manipulate the elements within a document in Word 2010 is so simple.

Similarly, insert a watermark in the paper is a really simple task, and all you have to do is:

Step 1. Click in the “Page Layout” option in the new Word Ribbon and select the “Watermark” option.

Step 2. Then, Word will show a window with several watermarks pre-configured and ready to use.

In the event that none of these options is useful, you can click on the “Custom watermarks” option. Notably we can also use an image as a watermark.

Insert watermarks in Word 2013

Insert watermark in word

This version of Word offers almost the same layout of the graphic elements that the 2010 version, however, add a watermark in Word 2013 is a little different, as we will see below.

Step 1. Click in the “Design” option in the new Word Ribbon and select the “Watermark” option.

Step 2. Then, Word will show a window with several watermarks pre-configured and ready to use.

In the event that none of these options is useful, you can click on the “Custom watermarks” option. Also we can also use an image as a watermark.