How to Insert a Watermark in Word 2013
Watermarks, which display a faint picture or text phrase behind the regular text, are used for a variety of purposes in documents, including Word 2013 documents. Some high-end paper has an embossed logo on it, and a watermark created via computer can approximate that look. Watermarks are also used to mark documents with designations, such as DRAFT or CONFIDENTIAL.
Watermarks are stored in a document’s header/footer, so you can edit a watermark, including adjusting its position, when in Header and Footer editing mode.
In an open document, choose Design→Watermark→Draft 1.
You might need to scroll down on the list to find Draft 1. The word DRAFT appears in gray behind the text on each page.
Choose Design→Watermark→Remove Watermark.
Choose Design→Watermark→Custom Watermark.
The Printed Watermark dialog box opens.
Select the Text Watermark option; in the Text box, delete the existing text and type Lawrence College; and then click OK.
The watermark is inserted.
Double-click the document’s header area to enter Header and Footer editing mode and then click the watermark twice to select it.
Notice that selection handles appear around the watermark.
A watermark is really just a piece of WordArt; you can edit its text — including rotating it, changing its color, and so on — as you would any WordArt. Notice that the WordArt Tools Format tab becomes available when you select the watermark.
Choose WordArt Tools Format→WordArt Shape Fill and then click the Red, Accent 2, Lighter 80% color.
For more practice, try some of the other WordArt formatting options on the watermark, such as WordArt Styles or Change Shape.
Choose Header & Footer Tools Design→Close Header and Footer to return to normal editing.
Save the document and close it.