Add A Picture Watermark In Word

One way you can spice up a document is to add a watermark. A watermark is simply a very faint image that appears behind your text. For example, it may be a company logo or name. You may have seen documents before that have the word confidential behind the text. Yes, this is a watermark!

Word 2002 makes it simple for you to add your own watermarks to a document. Keep in mind before you complete the steps below that you cannot be in Web Layout view.

To add a picture watermark:

  1. Click the Format menu, point to Background, and select Printed Watermark.
  2. Select Picture Watermark.
  3. Click the Select picture button.
  4. Locate the appropriate picture and click Insert.
  5. Verify that the Washout option is selected. This makes the picture appear less visible behind the document text.
  6. Click OK.

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  • Mike Fiske

    What effect does this have on the size of the file?

  • Kay Scott

    I am trying to apply the Compass Theme in a document and print it as a Watermark. I have not been successful. Can this be done or is there an abstract Watermark similar to the Compass Theme that can be recommended?


  • Steve Shirley

    Is it possible to limit the watermark to only printing on certain pages, not on every page of the document?

  • Kid

    I want to insert a watermark on only one page of my document but everything I have tried so far results in the watermark on every page of the document. How do I deal with this?