Add a "Draft" watermark to your document in Word

Word comes with several common watermarks, such as Draft, Confidential, and Do Not Copy. You can also write your own watermarks.

  1. Click Design > Watermark.

    The Watermark icon is highlighted on the Design tab

  2. Scroll through the watermark gallery and click the watermark you want. It will appear on every page except a designated title page.

Tip: If you don’t see the watermark, click View > Print Layout. This view also shows what the printed watermark will look like.

Change a watermark

  1. Click Design > Watermark.

  2. Click Custom Watermark near the bottom of the watermark gallery.

  3. To change the watermark text, either write your own in the Text box under Text watermark, or choose something from the Text list.

  4. Choose options for the watermark's font, size, color, text, and more, and click Apply.

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