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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How to Create a Watermark in Microsoft Word 2010

To add a creative spin to your Microsoft Word document, you may consider adding a watermark. A watermark can be anything from an image to text set as the background of the word document with a level of transparency so that text can still be read over top of the image or text. This guide will walk-through how to create a watermark in Microsoft Word 2010.

  1. Open Microsoft Word 2010 by clicking Start » All Programs » Microsoft Office » Microsoft Word 2010.

    Open Microsoft Word
  2. Click the Page Layout tab across the top.

    Page Layout menu
  3. Click the Watermark button.

    Watermark button
  4. Select Custom Watermark.

    Custom watermark
  5. Select the type of watermark and what to use as the watermark and click OK

    Printed watermark
  6. The watermark should be apparent in the background. Create and save the Word document.

    Sample watermark

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