Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Dropping In a Drop Cap
true watermarks with Word, but you can make the closest thing to them that
can be attained in the debased digital world in which we live. Figure 6-11
shows two pages of a letter in which the paper has been “watermarked.”
Watermarks are one of the easiest formatting tricks to accomplish in Word.
To create a watermark for every page of a document, go to the Design tab
and click the Watermark button. From the drop-down list, create your
✦ Prefabricated text watermark: Scroll down the list and choose an
option. You will find “Confidential,” “Urgent,” and other text watermarks.
✦ Picture watermark: Choose Custom Watermark, and in the Printed
Watermark dialog box, click the Picture Watermark option button. Then
click the Select Picture button. In the Insert Pictures dialog box, select
a graphics file to use for the watermark and click the Insert button.
Back in the Printed Watermark dialog box, choose or enter a size for
the graphic on the Scale drop-down menu. I don’t recommend
unchecking the Washout check box — do so and your image may be so dark it
obscures the text.
✦ Text watermark: Choose Custom Watermark and, in the Printed
Watermark dialog box, click the Text Watermark option button. Type
a word or two in the Text box (or choose an entry from the drop-down
menu). Choose a font, size, color, and layout for the words. If you
uncheck the Semitransparent check box, you do so at your peril because
the watermark words may be too dark on the page.
To tinker with a watermark, reopen the Printed Watermark dialog box.
To remove a watermark, click the Watermark button and choose Remove
Watermark on the drop-down list.