Insert background colors, images, or text to a document

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Do one of the following:

Add a background color or texture to a Web page, online document, or e-mail message

  1. On the Format menu, point to Background.
  2. Do one of the following:

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The watermark commands are available only in normal, print layout, and outline views.

  1. On the Format menu, point to Background, and then click Printed Watermark.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To insert a picture as a watermark, click Picture Watermark, and then click Select Picture. Select the picture you want, and then click Insert.
    • To insert a text watermark, click Text Watermark, and then select or enter the text that you want.
  3. Select any additional options that you want, and then click Apply.
  4. To view a watermark as it will appear on the printed page, use print layout view.

Tip

  • If you want to use an object, such as an AutoShape, as a watermark, you can manually paste or insert it into the document header. You cannot use the Printed Watermark dialog box to control these settings.

Note If you want to add a theme, which includes document backgrounds, design elements, and color schemes, use the Themes command on the Format menu.

 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003