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Working with Special Content in Word

Inserting a Watermark

A watermark is a picture or some text (a company logo, for example) that appears subtly “behind” the main text in your document. Watermarks can help identify your document as your document and give readers additional information about how they can use the piece (for example, some watermarks say “Do Not Copy.” The watermark in your Word 2010 document appears on every printed page as though it were part of the paper. You can create a picture watermark or a text watermark, but you can’t have both in the same document.

Create the Watermark

  1. On the Page Layout tab, click the Watermark button, and choose the watermark you want from the gallery that appears.

  2. If none of the existing watermarks is what you want, choose Custom Watermark from the gallery to display the Printed Watermark dialog box.

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  3. To create a text watermark, select Text Watermark, type the text, choose your formatting options, and click OK.

  4. To create a picture watermark, select Picture Watermark, click the Select Picture button and locate and select the picture file you want to use, choose your formatting options, and click OK.

  5. If you decide you don’t want a watermark after all, click the Watermark button on the Page Layout tab, and choose Remove Watermark from the gallery.

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