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How To add a Watermark to Word 2007 Documents

Sometimes you might want to add a watermark or “background” image to your Word documents to add a company logo or identify the document status.  Today we will look at the process to easily add them into your Word 2007 docs.

With the Word document open go to Page Layout and in the Page Background section click on Watermark.

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Now you can choose one of the included watermarks to fit the type of document or add a custom image.

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To add a custom image click on Custom Watermark as the bottom of the menu.  Notice this is where you can remove a watermark as well.

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Now you can add your own custom text watermark or browse for an image such as a company logo.  Here you can also select a custom font, color, layout, and size of the watermark.

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That’s it!  Now you will have the custom text or image watermark in your document.

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This tutorial should definitely get you started on adding custom watermarks to your important documents.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/25/09

Comments (25)

  1. Shail

    Really Helpful! Thank You!

  2. JHubbard92

    Sweet! Nice one Geek! :-)

  3. RichardMiami

    Great tip – do you also know a way to Watermark multiple pages in a document, other than doing this manually one at a time? (Word 2007)

    Thanks in advance!

  4. D. C.

    Good…

    now, how on Earth am I supposed to print it?

    If I do a “Print Preview”, everything works fine but if I print it not all letters of the watermark appears and if I print it a 2nd time, different letters will appear!!!

    Ex.: Watermark is : RESTRICTED
    Print Preview: RESTRICTED (obviously!)
    Printing attempt #1: R ST I T D
    Printing attempt #2: E T I T

    And if I “freeze” it in a PDF, the letters are all pixellized….seems Watermarks in Word are strangely managed….

    (on Word 2007 SP2)

  5. h

    How do you center a background image on Word 2007?

  6. h

    Cool info, though, actually helped me for my Dida!

  7. Bernard

    How do I save a watermark to the gallery of watermarks?

  8. Anand

    yeah, at last i got it. so thank u very much for information and i ll expect more information from you in future.

  9. suneetha

    Very Nice …

  10. Jahid

    Thank you very much for quick solution.

  11. Anurag

    Thanks a lot…. you are doing a good job!!!

  12. Nonna

    how can i add a water mark to a diagram i had taken from the net?? in a microsoft word article?

  13. mommy.four

    It will not let me click on custom watermark….What do I do? Please help!

  14. sunil

    thanks…………… really thanks…..

  15. Saurabh

    Hi,

    Could you help me on this

    - How to remove multiple watermark from multiple pages at one go?

  16. NAVI

    WAT IF I NEED BOTH OF THEM ON MY DOCUMENT….THE PICTURE N WATERMARK AS WELL….?
    HOW CAN I DO THAT?
    PLZ LET ME KNW ASAP!!!1

  17. rockmusic

    you guys hve no life i bet yall all virgins

  18. your mom

    gayy

  19. baaaaaaybeee[;

    kiss my butt

  20. you momma

    gayy as hell

  21. Dora

    Thanks a lot for ur support, good job

  22. Trinmo

    Does anyone know how to put a different picture watermark on different pages?

  23. YourFather

    how do you change the size(not the scale)??
    ex. the watermark should be 5×7 inches….

  24. Kathy

    trying to add watermark to my document, but my “add customized watermark” button is not highlighted. Only the “add watermark” button is highlighted.

  25. Noelle

    Fantastic, just what I needed

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