Add a watermark in Excel

Add a watermark in Excel

Microsoft Excel doesn’t come with a built-in watermark button. But you can use an image, like a logo, to create a watermark.

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Create a watermark

  1. Select Insert > Header & Footer.

  2. Tap on the header and select Picture.

  3. Insert your image. In the header, you’ll see & Picture.

  4. Tap anywhere outside the header to see the watermark.

  5. Select Picture > Color > Washout to change the look of the image. Grayscale may also work well.

Edit the watermark

  1. Tap back into the header. Select Format Picture under the Design tab.

  2. Select OK to apply the settings.

This feature is not available in Excel Online.

If you have the Excel desktop application, you can use the Open in Excel button to open the workbook and add a watermark.

Need more help?

You can always ask an expert in the Excel Tech Community, get support in the Answers community, or suggest a new feature or improvement on Excel User Voice.

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