Do you want to know how to add a watermark in Word 2010?

If you use Microsoft Word 2010 to create and edit word documents, especially documents which are confidential or considered to be a draft, then you need to know how to add a watermark to protect your document, and yourself! Adding a watermark is very simple process, but can be a huge lifesaver if you don’t want your document getting in to the wrong hands.  Read on and I’ll show you how to protect your document by adding a watermark.

How to add a watermark in Word 2010…

Adding a watermark to a document is an easy way to make sure that anyone who sees the document knows that it is confidential or in ‘draft’ status, and also will prevent people from making and circulating copies of your document since every copy will have the watermark in the background.

So now that you know why you need to add a watermark to your personal documents, let’s get started showing you how to do it!

To add a watermark to a document in Word 2010:

  1.  Open Microsoft Word 2010
  2. Click on the “Page Layout” tab on the top menu.
  3. Click on the Watermark button, and a window will drop down allowing you to choose from a few preset watermarks, or allow you to create your own.Microsoft Word 2010 Page Layout Watermark Draft Add
  4. Now, just click on the watermark you wish to use, and you’ll see it added to your document.Microsoft Word 2010 Add Watermark Draft


And that’s all you need to do to add a watermark to a document in Word 2010!  If you want to go back and edit the watermark, just go back to the watermark button you found in step 3, and you’ll be able to choose a different preset or you’ll also see options to use a custom watermark.

For help removing a watermark, you can see my article on how to remove a watermark from a word document for step by step instructions.


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