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Word - Adding a background image/ watermark

June 2015

The blank background of a Word document looks a little drab. It can be customized to give a trendy look to the document or even can be used to advertise businesses. The background image as well as the Printed Watermark can be inserted into the background of the document to get the desired look. This customization can be completed by following some easy steps. One has to go to the Format option in the menu bar of the Word document to accomplish this process of adding a background image or a watermark, although the procedures are different for the two.


You might want to customize the blank background of your Word document either to advertise your business or simply to make your document look fancy. It is rather simple to do so by following the steps below:

Insert a background image:

  • Select the Format option from the menu bar of your Word document
  • Go to the Background option and from the list, select Fill Effect
  • Go to the Picture tab and click the Select Picture button
  • Browse for the picture that you want to insert and when done, click OK


Insert a Printed Watermark background:

  • Select the Format option from the menu bar of your Word document
  • Go to the Background option and from the list, select Printed Watermark
  • Click on the Select Picture button and browse for the picture that you want to insert
  • When done, confirm the changes by choosing Apply and OK
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