Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Using the Page Background Section
Formatting a
Document
Take these steps to watermark your document with an image:
1. ClickPageLayout Watermark(Alt,P,PW).
The watermark menu opens.
2. ClickCustomWatermark(ifyouhavekeyboardshortcutsturnedon,pressW).
Word opens the Printed Watermark dialog box, shown in Figure 2-25.
3. Turnonthe“Picturewatermark”radiobuttonandclickSelectPicture.
Word opens the Insert Picture dialog box.
4. Navigatetotheimageyouwanttoinsert,selectit,andthenclickInsert.
Word closes the Insert Picture dialog box and adds the name of the file you
chose to the Printed Watermark dialog box.
5. Ifyouwanttospecifyhowbigtheimageshouldbe,chooseanumber(from
50% to500%) from theScaledrop-down list.SelectingAuto letsWord size
theimageforyou.LeavetheWashoutcheckboxturnedontomakethewater-
markafaintbackgroundimage;ifyouturnitoff,theimagemaybetoodark,
obscuringthetextofyourdocument.Whenyou’vemadeallyourselections,
clickApply.
The image appears on each page of your document.
Tip: You can have either text or an image for a watermark—not both. If you want an image with text, use
your favorite image editor to make the text part of the image, and then insert the new image as your
watermark.
Editing or deleting a watermark
If the watermark you created doesn’t look right, click Page Layout Watermark
Custom Watermark (Alt, P, PW, W) to open the Printed Watermark dialog box (Fig-
ure 2-25) and tweak its settings. To remove a watermark from a document, select
Page Layout Watermark Remove Watermark (Alt, P, PW, R), and it’s gone.
Adding color to page backgrounds
For a document you’re putting on the web, you might want to add a background
color to make your document stand out. Doing so is easy:
1. SelectPageLayout PageColor(Alt,P,PC).
A menu opens, displaying a palette of colors you can use for the background in
your document.
2. Move your cursorover thedifferent colors to seehow they look as
abackground.Clickacolortoselectit.
Word gives your document the selected color as a background.
 
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