Watermarking Word Documents

Propellerhead Top Tip

Propellerhead has discovered a little known and very well hidden feature in Microsoft Word that lets you create eye-catching watermarks that can be used to identify or distinguish your documents by lightly printing a background image or words behind your text.

Start with the image or text that you want to use and make sure you know where to find it on your hard disc. Now go to the View menu and select Header and Footer, decide where you want the watermark to appear by clicking the cursor then go to Insert > Picture > From File and browse to your image, double click on it to insert into the page.

You can now adjust the position using the sizing handles. Next
double-click the image to open the Format Picture dialogue box, select
the Layout tab and click ‘Behind Text. Select the Picture tab and on
the Color drop-down menu choose Watermark; adjust Contrast and
Brightness as necessary to vary the visibility of the image.

Exit the Header and Footer toolbar and preview the effect on the
View menu by clicking Print Layout. Don’t forget there are gazillions
more great tips on the BootLog website at www.rickmaybury.com

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