Quite a while ago, I posted about using the watermark function in Microsoft Word. Like most bloggers, I tend to spend time reviewing what search terms bring people to my blog. This month, I’ve had several folks searching for some different ways to use watermarks in MS Word. Hence, a follow up to my previous post.
A couple of googlers wanted to know how to use different text in your watermark besides those in the drop down list. That’s actually pretty easy. Just highlight whatever text is in the dropdown list and type over it. This is true for many Microsoft product functions that utilize drop down lists for inserting text, so it’s a good thing to remember.
Unfortunately, using the watermark function in MS Word doesn’t give you any way to make changes to the default watermark location. However, you can easily mimic a watermark in your documents with your own graphics.
To insert a graphic watermark (Note: all graphics are thumbnails. Click on each to see a full size version):
There you have it, a unique watermark that you can change size, alignment and location on. This way will also allow for more than one watermark on the page. Just add other graphics and repeat the steps with each graphic. Stay tuned on Friday, when I’ll show you how to use WordArt as a watermark.