Watermarking a Microsoft Word document

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Digital watermarking
Microsoft Word
PDF
Watermark
Word document protection
How do I put in a watermark into my document that will only appear when I prints out the document and not when I am viewing the document on screen. I am planning to use Word as my base document and converts it into PDF as the final form.
ASKED: March 25, 2009  9:37 AM
UPDATED: April 13, 2011  6:09 AM

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This is from the Microsoft Word Help pages. Everything you want to know about watermarks:
Do one of the following:

Change a watermark
On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Background group, click Watermark.

Do one of the following:
Choose a different predesigned watermark, such as Confidential or Urgent, from the gallery of watermarks.
To change pictures, click Printed Watermark, and then click Select Picture.

To change picture settings, click Printed Watermark, and then select or clear the options Picture watermark.
To change text, click Printed Watermark, and then select a different built-in phrase or type in your own phrase.
To change text settings, click Printed Watermark, and then select or clear the options that you want under Text watermark.
Change a document background
You can apply a different color, apply a texture or picture instead of color, or change settings for patterns and gradients.

On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Background group, click Page Color.

Do one of the following:
Click the new color that you want under Theme Colors or Standard Colors.
Click Fill Effects to change or add special effects, such as gradients, textures, or patterns.
Note Select the color that you want before you apply a gradient or pattern.
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Remove a watermark or a background
Do one of the following:

Remove a watermark
On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Background group, click Watermark.

Click Remove Watermark.
Remove a background

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