One way you can spice up a document is to add a watermark. Whether you want to identify your documents as confidential or add the company logo, a watermark is simply a very faint image that appears behind your text. For example, it may be either a graphic, like a logo or product image, or it could be text, like a statement or product name. You may have seen documents before that have the word confidential behind the text. Yes, this is a watermark!
Word 2007 makes it simple for you to add your own watermarks to a document from the Page Layout section of the Microsoft Word ribbon. You can add either graphics or text, which can be further customized with a number of parameters.
To add a custom text watermark:
- Open your document.
- One the Page Layout tab, in the Page Background group, click Watermark.
- Click Custom Watermark.
- Click Text watermark.
- Select the text you want to use or type in your own.
- Select any other formatting options you want to use.
- Click OK.
You can switch to Print Layout view to see how the watermark will appear on a printed page.