How To Watermark In Word

We all have digital property we want to keep safe and protected online. Especially in today’s day and age where images and documents are stolen and then passed on as somebody else’s. When you put so much effort into you’re work and then someone else passes on you’re work as their own, it really is demoralising.Now the way most people watermark their things is through use of the popular image editing software Photoshop. Now a lot of people however don’t have this software. Not to mention it is a little bit pricey!

There are also softwares out there purpose built for watermarking. Again, why would you pay to protect you’re documents? (Unless you’re working on a million pound project of course!)

So what’s the alternative?

The alternate and effective way to protect you’re items is to create a watermark in word. Now the version of Microst Word I am running on my machine is Microsoft Word 2010. So if you are running a rather old version of Word, not to worry. There is a tutorial on the actual Microsoft site for Word 2002 and 2003 which you can use.

So let’s proceed!

Now first you need to decide whether you shall be implementing an image watermark or text watermark. Microsoft has some default watermarks available at the click of a button. But if you would like to input you’re own watermark, heres how to go about it:

1. Open Up MS Word

2. From the top navigation bar, click Page Layout

3. Then click Watermark

You should have this on you’re screen:


You can see the default watermarks appear and you can use these if you wish. However for our own watermarks, we need to click on custom watermarks at the bottom.

Once you click this button, then you’re options are displayed. So if you have a watermark saved on you’re computer somewhere as an image, then click Picture watermark and add you’re watermark in this way. You can then adjust the size of the watermark by adjusting the scale. Leaving it on Auto chooses the best size for you.

If you would like to add text as a watermark, then click Text watermark. You can adjust the text here, font, size etc. You can also adjust whether the text is transparent or not.

And that’s the simple method of adding a watermark on word and protecting you’re files!

Thanks for reading, hope it helped!

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