This video demonstrates a workaround for adding a text watermark to an entire PowerPoint presentation, for times when you need to mark presentations as drafts or as confidential, or otherwise label each slide.
- [Instructor] Hi, I'm Garrick Chow, and welcome to PowerPoint Tips Weekly. There may be times when you'll want to add a watermark to your PowerPoint slides, maybe to indicate that the slide deck is still a draft, or to mark the slides as confidential. Unlike Word, PowerPoint doesn't have a built-in watermark feature, but there is an easy workaround we can use to quickly add a text watermark to all of our slides at once. Under the View tab select Slide Master and then click the very top slide here, this is the master slide. Next, we'll go to the Insert tab and we'll add a text box.
I'm just going to draw a box here in the middle. And for this example let's say this is a confidential document. Let's make that nice and large. And let's change the font. There we go. Now, I still want to be able to see the content on top of this text, so I need to fade this back a bit. I'm just going to right-click on its border and choose Format Shape to open up the Format Shape panel here. And now, under Text Options go to Text Fill and you will find the Transparency slider.
And let's make this fairly transparent. Right around there. And while I'm at it I'm also going to grab the rotational handle here and just give this a slight rotation. And maybe we'll just move that right there. And by the way, you can also do the same thing with an image. Instead of adding text like we just did here you could insert an image onto the Slide Master, then size it, rotate it, and change its transparency. Now I'll go to the Slide Master tab here in the ribbon and I'll choose Close Master View. And now we can see that watermark on every slide.
But notice, however, that because it's part of the master slide and not a true watermark it does get covered by images and other solid objects on my slides. So, that's a slight limitation of this method. If you want to make sure you can see the watermark in its entirety on each slide you might have to make the watermark smaller and move it to a corner where it won't be covered up by other items. But you can see that it does show up on each slide and you can easily see it on text-heavy slides. Alright, and that does it for this week. I'm Garrick Chow and we'll see you next time for more PowerPoint tips.
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