Watermark to some pages not all

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 Catherine -
Hello Office Software Geek,

I am currently writing a lengthy document and want to add my name as a watermark to some pages and another name to others. But the problem is if I apply my name as watermark, it marks it on all pages and I do not want, I just want to apply to some pages. Is that possible with Microsoft Office 2010?

Thank you in advance for your response.

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Monday February 7, 2011
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September 30, 2013
Hi Bionik,

FYI, A watermark object (picture or text) is anchored in the Header area.

You can use different watermarks on Different pages as:
  • 1. Make sure that you use section breaks to separate the sets of pages that require differing Watermarks (including sections with NO watermark). for this go Page layout ----Page setup ---- Break ---- Section Break
  • 2. Insert the Watermark you would like for any section - initially it will be the same throughout the document.
  • 3. Double-click, and modify, the Headers so that each section does NOT have 'Same as previous'.
  • 4. Move to the (in your case) first section, double-click its Header - you will now be able to 'select' the watermark with a single (Left-)click.
  • 5. Right Click the Watermark, choose 'Edit text, and modify the Watermark for that section.
  • 6. Repeat for the other sections until you have whatever Watermark you want (including NO Watermark) in each section.

Thank you

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I honestly didn't think it work for me as I've done a simplified 'booklet' in Word and I only wanted it on the first page which is on the second A4 sheet on the right-hand side; I've no idea how but it did work - thanks so much; that's saved me masses of time.
Thank you very much!
This is the ONLY solution I have found that works. Have been messing with this for nearly an hour and about to scream!!! so thank you!!!
That was brilliant! I tried all kinds of things and this was the solve. I thank you! Seriously!
There is a simple solution that requires fewer steps:
in Office 365:
1. Go to Design Tab
2. Click the Watermark button (Earlier versions this is on the "Page Layout" Tab in the Page Background group)
3. Select Custom Watermark (at the bottom of the shortcut menu).
4. Select the Text watermark option.
5. Change the Text field to DRAFT.
6. Click OK.
The watermark now appears on all pages.
Thank you so much for this!

I tried inserting the watermark as a custom text watermark and it included it on every page (which it wasn't doing when I was using one of their standard ones).
> Hermione
I want to create a custom water mark on a word document which already have a header. If I use built-in water marks like "confidential" it appears OK. The header and water mark remains as desired. When I put custom watermark, the header disappears and only custom water mark remains. I want header and custom water mark. How to do that?
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@Symon - This post is marked solved. It is best to start your own thread, as I am not certain this one will get responded to, as it is solved. What you are asking is beyond the fix of this posting, so start your own!