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Using Watermarks

From: Word 2007 Essential Training

Video: Using Watermarks

If you've ever seen a document that had something faded into the background of every page such as an image or text like the word Copy or Confidential, you know what a watermark is. Originally a watermark was part of the actual paper you typed on and if you held it up to the light, you might see the text or image better. Nowadays you put it into your document on screen and it prints with the rest of your document. So let's put a watermark in an existing document. We'll open that up by going to the Office button and then Open.

Using Watermarks

If you've ever seen a document that had something faded into the background of every page such as an image or text like the word Copy or Confidential, you know what a watermark is. Originally a watermark was part of the actual paper you typed on and if you held it up to the light, you might see the text or image better. Nowadays you put it into your document on screen and it prints with the rest of your document. So let's put a watermark in an existing document. We'll open that up by going to the Office button and then Open.

Navigate to the Lesson 6 folder and we'll select a job posting 11 and we'll open that one. So a very plain document right now and we're going to put a watermark into this page. Now you can actually do two different kinds of watermarks, but I'll show you some of the presets first. First thing we need to do is go to the Page Layout tab, because that's where we find the Page Background group, and there's Watermark right there. So when we click on it, you'll notice that there's some presets for us. We've got Confidential.

We've got a diagonal, horizontal, we've got a Do Not Copy, both ways as well. And if we click our scrollbar down, you'll see we've got some Draft and Sample options and ASAP and Urgent as well. But if you want to create your own, you actually come down to custom watermarking give it a click. The Printed Watermark dialog box then shows up and you can see by default, we've got No Watermark, though we've got two other options, Picture Watermark or Text Watermark. We're going to start with a text watermark, so click on that radial button there.

The language is going to be English, we'll leave it at that but we can choose different languages. There is quite a list of languages to choose from. We'll leave it at English, United States. The text? Maybe we want the word " confidential" in the background so click this drop-down and sure enough, Confidential is on the list along with a number of others in there as well. Like "Top Secret" and "Urgent." We'll choose Confidential. "ets change the font, I prefer Arial. So I'm in a type the letter A on my keyboard to go to the As and type an R.

That narrows it down. There's Arial right there. We'll give it a click. The size right now says auto. But I want to choose the size so I can click the drop-down. We'll scroll down and select 60. We'll see what that looks like. I can also choose the color of this text. Right now, it's defaulting to gray and you can see it's semitransparent. I'm going to turn Semitransparent off and choose a lighter gray. So I'm going to come over here and select this one here. The layout is by default set to Diagonal, but I can do is horizontally.

I'm going to leave it at diagonal and I'll click Apply. That way I don't have to click OK, not like what I see and come back and make a change. I can apply it, I can see it back here in my document. And that looks good. So I'm actually going to click Close. Perfect. Now a watermark kind of works like headers and footers in that they show up on every single page. So if I was to scroll down to the bottom of this page, and I'm just a click down here, hold down Control and press the Enter key, which is inserting a new page, and I'll scroll down you can see that that watermark is there as well.

So I'll scroll back up to the top, all the way up to page 1 up here. And there's where we have some actual text. All right. That was pretty easy. Let's do a picture watermark now. So again we'll go up to our Watermark button, we'll skip over the presets and we'll go down to custom watermark and let's change it to Picture. So all we need to do now is select the picture using the Select Picture button. We want to navigate to the Lesson 6 folder of your exercise because there is the cake logo there and when I click on it, I'll have selected it and I'll click Insert.

So that inserts it here into the Select Picture field. Now Washout is selected because a watermark should be faded in the background but this image is already faded enough so I'll turn the washout feature off. And now I'll let it automatically scale. We'll see what that looks like when we click Apply. So I'll move this by clicking and dragging it out of way and you can see my watermark in the background. Interesting. So if I click Washout, and then Apply, you see it's hardly visible at all.

So we definitely don't want that on. We'll deselect it, we'll click OK. And now if we scroll down to the other pages, we'll see that we've got that watermark there as well. So if you ever decide that you no longer want your watermark, no problem. All we do as we go up to Watermark, and we choose Remove Watermark. Give it a click, it's gone, and as I scroll up, you can see no more watermark. Well done. That covers watermarks. If you wish to use a watermark on only selected pages, check out the lesson little later on that covers creating sections in the working with long documents section of this title.

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Word 2007 Essential Training

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  1. 40s
    1. Welcome
      40s
  2. 28m 24s
    1. Getting started with Word
      1m 21s
    2. Understanding the interface
      9m 23s
    3. Navigating the interface
      11m 24s
    4. Navigating documents
      6m 16s
  3. 18m 39s
    1. Creating new documents
      5m 25s
    2. Importing documents
      4m 35s
    3. Saving documents
      5m 41s
    4. Sending documents
      2m 58s
  4. 12m 35s
    1. Using Print Preview
      2m 45s
    2. Using Quick Print
      2m 31s
    3. Setting print options and printing
      7m 19s
  5. 23m 29s
    1. Selecting text
      3m 45s
    2. Formatting text
      5m 2s
    3. Using Find and Replace
      3m 35s
    4. Undo, Redo, and Repeat
      3m 26s
    5. Copying, pasting, and moving text
      4m 37s
    6. Showing formatting
      3m 4s
  6. 20m 30s
    1. Using indents
      3m 52s
    2. Setting justification
      3m 19s
    3. Changing line spacing
      4m 11s
    4. Setting tabs
      6m 10s
    5. Using the Highlighter
      2m 58s
  7. 38m 26s
    1. Changing margins
      5m 54s
    2. Changing orientation
      2m 29s
    3. Page numbering
      5m 41s
    4. Choosing paper size and source
      3m 59s
    5. Headers and footers
      7m 23s
    6. Applying a Page Background
      7m 56s
    7. Using Watermarks
      5m 4s
  8. 20m 10s
    1. Checking spelling and grammar
      4m 54s
    2. Finding synonyms
      3m 37s
    3. Looking up words and translations
      4m 55s
    4. Setting document proofing options
      6m 44s
  9. 23m 19s
    1. Modifying Environment settings
      7m 46s
    2. Modifying Display and Document settings
      6m 47s
    3. Modifying toolbars and keyboards
      8m 46s
  10. 15m 7s
    1. Creating a bulleted list
      7m 27s
    2. Creating a numbered list
      3m 36s
    3. Editing a list
      4m 4s
  11. 55m 28s
    1. Creating tables from scratch
      5m 29s
    2. Creating tables from text
      3m 25s
    3. Inserting an Excel spreadsheet
      5m 3s
    4. Modifying tables
      7m 44s
    5. Formatting tables
      7m 32s
    6. Making calculations in a table
      4m 13s
    7. Creating charts
      5m 44s
    8. Modifying chart data
      2m 8s
    9. Modifying chart appearance
      12m 29s
    10. Creating text from a table
      1m 41s
  12. 10m 18s
    1. Using Styles
      3m 3s
    2. Creating Styles
      3m 38s
    3. Editing and deleting Styles
      3m 37s
  13. 9m 21s
    1. Creating and using Building Blocks
      4m 27s
    2. Editing and organizing Building Blocks
      4m 54s
  14. 26m 23s
    1. Creating a Mail Merge
      13m 27s
    2. Creating a Data Source
      5m 21s
    3. Merging to create envelopes and labels
      7m 35s
  15. 8m 58s
    1. Sorting text
      4m 15s
    2. Sorting numbers
      2m 11s
    3. Sorting in tables
      2m 32s
  16. 10m 36s
    1. Creating Macros
      5m 40s
    2. Playing a Macro
      1m 46s
    3. Editing a Macro
      3m 10s
  17. 10m 13s
    1. Working with Newspaper Columns
      5m 31s
    2. Working with Parallel Columns
      4m 42s
  18. 24m 13s
    1. Working with Pictures and Clip Art
      10m 23s
    2. Working with Shapes
      5m 10s
    3. Working with SmartArt
      8m 40s
  19. 40m 40s
    1. Tracking changes
      7m 40s
    2. Reviewing changes
      3m 42s
    3. Sending and faxing documents
      3m 39s
    4. Password-protecting documents
      3m 4s
    5. Linking and embedding
      10m 7s
    6. Inspecting a document
      2m 43s
    7. Encrypting a document
      2m 45s
    8. Adding a digital signature
      7m 0s
  20. 30m 12s
    1. Creating cross-references
      3m 41s
    2. Creating a table of contents
      4m 8s
    3. Creating an index
      4m 43s
    4. Creating footnotes and endnotes
      7m 17s
    5. Using hyperlinks
      4m 24s
    6. Using bookmarks
      3m 26s
    7. Using a document map or thumbnails
      2m 33s
  21. 29s
    1. Goodbye
      29s

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