Insert Picture Background on Microsoft Word

August 2016


This quick tip will explain how to make your Microsoft Word documents more visually appealing through the use of a watermark. Using Word's built-in tools, you can customize your watermark to any level of visibility and size, and create distinguishable documents for any occasion.

Insert Watermark into Microsoft Word Document

Open Word and select Format > Backgrounds > Printed Watermarks:

In the window that opens, check the Picture watermark option. Alternatively, you can check the Text watermark option to insert custom text into the background of your document:


Click select picture to browse for the picture you'd like to use. The system responds best to JPEG and PNG files.

Once found, click on Apply to insert the image.

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