Add a text watermark that appears on every page

On a master page, create and format a WordArt object so that it's partially transparent. The watermark will appear on every page to which that master page is applied.

  1. On the View menu, click Master Page.
  2. In the Edit Master Pages task pane, point to the name of the master page that you want to add the watermark, click the arrow, and then click Edit.
  3. On the Objects toolbar, click Insert WordArt Button image.
  4. Select the WordArt you want, and then click OK.
  5. Type and format the text you want, and then click OK.
  6. On the WordArt toolbar, click Format WordArt Button image.
  7. On the Colors and Lines tab, select the colors you want, increase the transparency setting to at least 70%, and then click OK.
  8. To return to a publication page, click Close Master View on the Edit Master Pages toolbar.
Applies to:
Publisher 2003