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How to Add Watermark to PDF Files

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Adding watermarks to PDF file is one way of personalizing them. The watermarks prevent an unauthorized person from sharing your files or owning them. To add on, watermarks can show if the document is confidential or not. Moreover, adding the watermarks is easy provided you have the right tool at hand. In this article, we will tell you how to add watermark to PDF.

Part 1The Tool to Add Watermark to PDF

add watermark to pdf

When you think of adding watermarks to a PDF file, think of Wondershare PDFelement. It is a PDF software that is designed to create, edit, convert and annotate PDF files. With it, you can add customized watermarks to every page of your PDF, add stamps, add a signature and also get rid of the watermarks when they are not in need. In addition,

  • It converts PDF files to formats like Word, Excel, Plain Text, Images, Rich text, HTML and PowerPoint etc.
  • It allows you change texts, objects, images, font size, font colour, highlight, add links, comment box etc.
  • It allows you to add personalized watermarks, stamps and signatures to PDF files without hassle.
  • It creates PDF easily from existing file in different formats, blank documents, and screen capture, etc.
  • It comes with a high end OCR plug-in that recognizes texts from scanned PDF document.

Part 2How to Add a Watermark in PDF Document

Before we learn how to add watermarks using this tool, you need to download and install it first.

Step 1. Open PDF with PDFelement

After installing PDFelement, open it. Click on the "Open File" button on the Home window and it will direct you to your local folder. Select the PDF file you want to add watermarks and then click "Open" button.

For PDFelement for Mac, you will find the "Open File" button on the bottom right. Click on it and choose a PDF file. After that, open with it with the program.

Step 2. Edit Your PDF (Optional)

To edit PDF using PDFelement for Windows is super easy. Click on the "Edit" tab on the toolbar. Then click on the "Edit" button, move on to the text field, and double-click on it to begin editing. To add texts, go to "Edit > Add Texts". Draw a text box on the page you want to add the texts and type in the content.

On Mac, you need to click the "Edit" button on the top toolbar. To modify texts, double click on the text block to start editing. To add text, click the "Add Text" button and use your mouse to draw a text box anywhere you want.

Step 3. Add Watermarks

On Windows platform, click on the "Edit" tab and then click the "Watermark" button to get three options: "New Watermark", "Update Watermark", and "Remove Watermark". Click on "New Watermark" to choose either to use text watermark or image watermark. From there do some settings, adjust position and also provide a page range to add the watermark. After save it and it will be applied on the pages defined.

For Mac users, go to the top menu and click Edit. Then choose "Watermark" from submenu to get the "Add" option. It then gives you an option of text, image and PDF watermark. Choose the preferred option and follow the prompts. Then select the font style, font size and font colour. Next define the page range to apply the watermark and its position. After that save the changes made and it will be applied on the file.

Check the Video Tutorial

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Posted by to Watermark PDF | Follow @AudreySGoodwin
Published: May 27,2016 14:04 pm / Updated: Apr 26,2017 15:11 pm

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