Add a DRAFT watermark to your slides

Unlike desktop PowerPoint, there isn’t a button that lets you add a watermark to your slides in PowerPoint Online. However, you can follow the steps below to work around this. In this example, we’re going to add a watermark that tells other people that the presentation is a ‘draft’ copy.

Add a watermark

  1. Decide what the background of your slides will be as this will determine what color you’ll want your watermark text to be. See pick a theme or use a picture as a slide background.

  2. On the Insert tab, click Text Box.

  3. Type DRAFT in the text box (or whatever you want the watermark to say).

  4. Select the text, and then on the Home tab, click Font Color, and pick a color that is lighter than, but very close to the background color.

    Pick a text color

  5. Using the rotation handle, rotate the text box 180 degrees to the right or left, depending on which side of the slide you want it to be.

    Rotate the text box 180 degrees

  6. Click the edge of the text box until you see the four-headed cursor, and then drag it to the side of the slide.

Click and drag text box to the side of the slide

Tip:  If you need it to, the text in the body of your slides can overlap the watermark. Here’s how: First format and place your watermark, and then add the body text box over the watermark on your slide.

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