Using Building Blocks – Watermarks

Adding a Watermark to a Document

Watermarks are text or pictures that appear behind document text. They often add interest or identify the document status, such as marking a document as a Draft. You can see watermarks in Print Layout view and Full Screen Reading view or in a printed document.

If you use a picture, you can lighten it, or wash it out, so that it doesn’t interfere with document text. If you use text, you can select from built-in phrases or type in your own text.

  1.  Click the Page Layout tab to make it the active tab.
  2. Click the down arrow to the right of Watermark in the Page Background group on the Page Layout tab.

    3. Select the desire mark from the Watermark Gallery.

Creating Draft Watermark from Custom Watermark

  1. Click the Page Layout tab to make it the active tab.
  2.  Click the down arrow to the right of Watermark in the Page Background group on the Page Layout tab.
  3. Scroll down and select Custom Watermark from the bottom of the Watermark Gallery.
  4. In the Printed Watermark dialogue box select the bullet next to Text watermark.
  5. Click the down arrow at the end of the Text Watermark box and select DRAFT from the drop-down list.
  6. You can change the color if desired by click the down arrow to the right of the Color box.
  7. If you want the type to be very faint make sure there is a check in the Semitransparent box.
  8. Choose the desired bullet for Diagonal or Horizontal.
  9.  Click the OK button to apply and close the dialog box.

Note: You can also use this if you want to add a picture watermark by click the bullet to the left of Picture watermark and following the directions to add a picture.

Check back soon to find out how to make your own building blocks to use in your documents.

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