• Register

Endpoint I.T. Blog

Tip of the Week: Adding a Watermark to a Word Document

Tip of the Week: Adding a Watermark to a Word Document

If you need to make something very clear about a document, adding a watermark to it is an excellent route to take. Microsoft Word 2016 (if you have Office 365, this applies too) makes it especially easy to do so. For this week’s tip, we’ll review the process of adding a watermark to your Word documents.

What Makes Watermarks Effective
To appreciate what makes watermarks work, it helps to consider another similar message delivery system: the billboard. Due to the nature of the beast, a billboard has to be concise and comprehensible at a very quick glance, efficiently sharing its message. A watermark serves the same purpose, albeit on a much smaller scale - a very brief glance at a document could potentially tell someone that something is a DRAFT, CONFIDENTIAL, or even that it belongs or pertains to a particular organization. It isn’t uncommon for watermarks to be a requirement on some documentation for either legal purposes or security reasons.

Getting down to brass tacks, a watermark is a fast and easy way to convey a message about an overall document, informing the observer of key traits or details. Really, any additional information that needs to be passed on to the reader can be with the right watermark.

Adding a Watermark in Word 2016
This particular iteration of Microsoft Word makes incorporating a watermark of your choosing a simple and straightforward process.

  • First, you need to access whatever document needs to have the watermark added.
  • In the Design tab, access Watermark.
  • You will now have the choice between utilizing one that Microsoft has prepared, or to create a customized watermark.
  • To use one of Word’s, simply select it from the provided menu.
  • If you want to add one of your own, select Custom Watermark instead.
  • You can then select what image or text you want to use by selecting between Picture, which allows you to select or upload an image, or Text, which will allow you to insert your desired text. From there, Word will allow you to adjust your new watermark further.

Whatever your motivation for leveraging the humble watermark, from identifying and classifying your internal documents to enhancing your company’s brand by adding your logo to your communications, it can only help. For more tips and technology tricks, subscribe to our blog.

Why a Proactive Stance is Best for Your IT
Tip of the Week: Functional Excel Features


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Business Computing Technology Privacy Network Security Cybersecurity Tech Term Cloud Malware Smartphones User Tips Internet Microsoft Productivity Android Communications Backup Efficiency Communication Browser Hardware Google VoIp Passwords Wi-Fi Data Small Business Saving Money Ransomware Hosted Solutions Email Managed IT services Software Social Media IT Support Managed IT Services Mobile Device Cloud Computing Innovation Patch Management Users Data Recovery Smartphone Blockchain Business Intelligence Data Backup Applications Workplace Tips Router Windows 10 Miscellaneous Outsourced IT Hackers Collaboration IT Services Business Network Employer-Employee Relationship Mobile Devices Settings Business Management Computer Data Breach Website Bandwidth Marketing Access Control Phishing VPN Internet of Things Government Law Enforcement Analytics BDR Virus Data Management Excel Managed IT Service Cortana Tip of the week Remote Computing Virtual Assistant Twitter Data Protection Dark Web Scam Word Tech Terms Battery Computers Chrome Automation Compliance Wireless Gmail Networking Microsoft Office Virtualization How To Artificial Intelligence Wireless Charging Save Money Physical Security Cost Management Information Threat Remote Monitoring and Management Holiday Licensing RAM News Conferencing VoIP Paperless Office Staff Trends WhatsApp Knowledge Gadgets IT Management Database Amazon Millennials Hard Drive Medical IT Business Technology Update Facebook Environment Hybrid Cloud App Server Management Printing Analysis eCommerce Tech Support Microsoft Teams Telephone System Office Lead Generation Digital Alert Websites A.I. Touchscreen Cybercrime Processors Telecommute Connectivity SaaS Inventory e-waste Cables Remote Support Paper Managed Service Online Shopping Technology Tips Company Culture Cleaning Content Filtering Office 365 Safety Movies Microsoft Office 365 Tactics Apple Spyware Data loss Apps GDPR Business Continuity Mobile Security disposal Voice over Internet Protocol Telecommuting Ink Big Data Travel Backup and Disaster Recovery Managing Stress iPhone Telephony Edge Vulnerability Authentication Comparison Network Attached Storage Maintenance Plug-In HP Spam Streaming Media Storage Sales IT budget Operating System Value WannaCry Files PowerPoint File Sharing Managed IT Education Hard Drives G Suite Botnet Proactive IT Voice over IP Dongle Unified Communications Authorization Specifications Server Password Internet Explorer Document Management Antivirus Downloads Error Tablet Retail Workers HIPAA Politics Machine Learning Sports Reporting User Security Troubleshooting Laptop Live Streaming SSD Bring Your Own Device Remote Monitoring User Tip Quick Tips Disaster Recovery Outlook Printers Emergency Thank You Regulation WiFi Congratulations

Newsletter Sign Up

Latest News & Events

Endpoint I.T. is proud to announce the launch of our new website at The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our ser...

Contact Us

Learn more about what Endpoint I.T. can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(409) 835-1600

595 Orleans Street
STE 1111

Beaumont, Texas 77701