How to add watermarks to Word 2007 documents

There are a number of predefined watermarks that ship with MS Word 2007 that you can add to your document without any additional formatting.

When you want to distribute draft copies of the document you are working on, you can add the draft watermark to each page.

Follow along by using the steps below:

  1. Click the Page Layout tab.
  2. Click the Watermark command in the Page Background group.
  3. Select Draft 1 under Disclaimers.
  4. You may want to create your own watermark. After your document has gone through the draft review process, you will most likely want to distribute a final copy showing the markups.
  5. Follow the steps below to create a custom watermark to reflect your document changes:
  6. Click the Page Layout tab.
  7. Click the Watermark command in the Page Background group.
  8. Click Remove Watermark to remove the Draft 1 watermark.
  9. Click the Watermark command in the Page Background group.
  10. Click Custom Watermark.
  11. Click Text Watermark.
  12. Click in the Text text box and replace ASAP with FinalShowing Markup.
  13. Click Apply.
  14. Click Close.

Pretty simple game eh? Stick with me kiddo – I’ll make you a star!

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One Comment

  1. Great Tip, Carol,
    Is there an easy method to make a watermark part of the default (*.dot, or maybe even *,dotx) page layout, when a new Office/Word document is started?