Add a background image or watermark to a Word document

Add a background image or watermark to a Word document

The default blank background of a Word document can look a little drab to some. You may want to jazz it up by inserting a background image or a printed watermark.

How to insert a background image to a Word document?

  • Select the Format option from the Menu bar of your Word document.
  • Go Background > Fill Effect > Picture > Select Picture.
  • Browse for the picture that you want to insert. When done, click OK:
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How to insert a watermark to a Word document?

To insert a watermark in a Word document, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Design tab and select Watermark.
  • Browse for the watermark that you want to insert and select one of the built-in watermarks to insert it into your document.
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  • When you are done, confirm the changes by selecting Apply, then OK.

How to insert a custom watermark?

  • If you'd like to add not a built-in watermark, but a custom one, simply go to Design > Watermark > Custom Watermark.
  • Next, select Picture watermark or Text watermark and either select a background picture that will be a watermark on your document, or type the text you'd like to appear in the background. 
  • Finally, click OK to save the changes.
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