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Microsoft Word allows users to include watermarks in documents. Users can choose from a preconfigured watermark, like DRAFT or CONFIDENTIAL. Users can also use a custom watermark and/or insert a picture watermark. Follow the steps below on how to include watermarks in Word.

Insert a Watermark

  1. Open Microsoft Word
  2. Select the Design tab on the top ribbon menu

  3. Click the Watermark button, then choose from the preconfigured options

Use a Custom Watermark

  1. Select the Design tab on the top ribbon bar
  2. Click the Watermark button
  3. Select Custom Watermark

  4. Choose Picture watermark and select a picture, or choose Text watermark and type your watermark text in the text box
  5. Click OK when done
  6. To save the custom watermark to use in other documents, double-click near the top of the page to open the header
  7. Move the cursor over the watermark until the cursor displays a four-headed arrow, then click the watermark to select it
  8. Select the Watermark button from the Design tab on the top menu bar, then select Save Selection to Watermark Gallery