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How to Remove Watermark in Word

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2023-04-13 17:06:35 • Filed to: Features of MS Word • Proven solutions

A watermark is that light image or a text that is normally positioned behind your word document or a PDF document. It can be a logo, draft, confidential among other things. However, there are times when you may need to remove watermark in Word and this could be for any reason. Even though, it may be a simple process, it is important to read about how to remove watermark in Word so as to get it right.

How to Remove Watermark in Word

Like mentioned earlier, there are many reasons why you may want to remove watermark from Word document. However, whatever the reason, the most important thing is to know how to remove watermark from Word document. The steps below shows how to remove watermark from Word 2013/2016 as well as how to remove watermark in Word 2007/2010.

  1. First of all, open your Word document.
  2. Then Click on the "Design" tab.
  3. Under the "Page Background" menu, select "Watermark".
  4. You will see watermark options and select "Remove Watermark" at the bottom of the list.
  5. At this point, your document will no longer display the watermark in your document.
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If you want to remove watermark in Word 2007, then follow these steps:

  1. Open your Word document.
  2. Go to the "Page Layout" tab.
  3. Then from "Page Background" group, you can select "Watermark".
  4. Then select "Remove Watermark".
  5. With this, your document will no longer show any watermark.
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Advantages of PDF Document

The steps above shows how to remove watermark in Word. However, you can also remove watermark in PDF documents. Portable Document Format also known as PDF is a type of open format created by Adobe for sharing files over the internet. It is very popular all over the world. For example, it is important to mention many of the files that are shared and downloaded over the internet or viewed online are normally PDF file format and the good thing is that these files can be viewed on multiple platform while retaining its format and layout.

PDF has a lot of advantages. For instance, it is a universal format as it can be viewed from any device or platform. PDF can also save a lot of space since it can compact large documents into small one. Thirdly, PDF have a fixed layout and this means that the layout will be preserved as it is and they will not be editable. In addition, PDF is much more secured when compared to other document formats including word. This means that PDF can be encrypted in such a way that makes the file out of reach for unauthorized persons. This means unauthorized persons will not be able to print, modify or edit PDFs without permission.

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One great advantage of using PDFelement is that it helps you edit PDFs like word and that is why everyone can use the software whether you have any computer skills or not. PDFelement boasts of top notch features and some of them include:

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How to Remove Watermark in PDFs

Step 1: Import the PDF

Import the PDF document with watermark into PDFelement.

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Step 2: Remove Watermark from PDF

Click "Edit" then go to "Watermark" and select "Remove Watermark" from the drop down list to remove. Then save the PDF document.

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