Create a custom watermark in Word

The Page Layout tab in Word contains the watermark command.

page layout watermark

After clicking watermark choose custom watermark.

custom watermark text

Click Text watermark and insert the text you want to appear as your watermark in your document. If desired, change the font, size, color and whether it should be semitransparent.

Word custom watermark


About Steve Chase

I'm a proud husband and dad to 4 boys! Microsoft Certified Trainer and Boy Scout Leader are some of things I call myself. The Cincinnati Reds are my favorite team! When not outdoors, I enjoy working with documents in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Visio and Photoshop. My wife, Erin, shares her awesome recipes on her blog at
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2 Responses to Create a custom watermark in Word

  1. pete says:

    thanks steve i was trying to figure that out for a while thanks to you i learn it

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