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How to Add Watermark in Word for Free

2020-07-24 12:48:55 • Filed to: Word • Proven solutions

Watermarks would normally tell readers the status of the document. It reminds readers that the document is confidential, confidential or sample among others. You can add watermark to Word document you are working on easily if you know the steps. Therefore, it is important to learn how to add watermark in Word. This article will show how you can easily add watermark in Word. Note that the watermark can be any kind ranging from draft to confidential. PDFelement allows you to add watermark in PDF files easily.

How to Add a Custom Watermark in Word to All Pages

How to Add a Watermark in Word 2013/2016

Like mentioned earlier, watermark remains a recognizable background image or text which is embedded to Microsoft® Word document. The steps below shows how to add watermark to Word 2013/2016.

  1. Open your word document.
  2. Click on "Design" tab.
  3. Under the background menu, go to "Watermark".
  4. A gallery containing different watermarks will be shown, choose the type of watermark you want by clicking on it and it will reflect on all the pages.
how to add watermark in word

To add customer watermark, the following steps apply.

  1. Click Design and Choose Watermark.
  2. Click on Custom Watermark.
  3. Choose the Text watermark option.
  4. Set up layout, font, color, size, text and font of the watermark.
  5. Click "OK" to Apply.
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After the steps above, you will see custom watermark apply on all pages of your document.

How to Add Watermarks in Word 2007/2010

For Word version 2007 and 2010, how to add watermark to Word document is slightly different from the steps above as seen below:

  1. Open your word document.
  2. Choose "Page Layout" tab.
  3. From the page background group, select "Watermark".
  4. Choose any of the watermark that is in the gallery to apply to your document.

At the end of these steps, all pages of your document will carry the watermark you choose.

add watermark to word 2013

PDFelement can help you add watermark in PDFs easily. After opening a PDF file in it, click the "Edit" > "Watermark" button to add, then you will get more settings for the watermark, such as text, color, position, and opacity etc. Here are detailed steps about how to add watermark in PDF documents.

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Tips: Word Document VS PDF Document

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