Insert a picture watermark

Adding a picture watermark is an easy way to make the pages of your document look like stationery. Use your company's logo to show off your brand.

Example of a document with a picture watermark

  1. On the Design tab, select Watermark.

  2. Select Custom Watermark, and then choose Picture Watermark.

  3. Click Select Picture

  4. Find a picture of your own, or search Bing images.

  5. Choose the picture you want, and select Insert.

  1. On the Design tab, select Watermark.

    The Watermark option is highlighted on the Design tab.

  2. In the Insert Watermark box, select Picture > Select Picture, and then browse to the picture you want to use.

  3. Next to Scale, make sure Auto is selected and Washout is checked, and then choose OK.

    Insert Watermark dialog box with a callout around the Picture options .

  1. On the Page Layout tab, select Watermark.

  2. Select Custom Watermark, and then choose Picture Watermark.

  3. Click Select Picture

  4. Find a picture of your own, or search Bing images.

  5. Choose the picture you want, and select Insert.

  1. On the Layout tab, under Page Background, select Watermark.

    Layout tab, Page Background group

  2. Select Picture.

  3. Choose Select Picture, and then locate the picture that you want to use as a watermark.

  4. Choose Insert,

    Notes: 

    • If the picture watermark makes it difficult to read the text, select Washout to lighten the picture.

    • You can use the Scale pop-up menu to change the size of the picture watermark.

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