Using Backgrounds and Watermarks

One quick and often effective way to add information and visual impact to your documents is to add a background or watermark (or both) to online and printed documents. Backgrounds are generally used to create backdrops for Web pages, online documents, and e-mail messages, and they usually aren’t the best choice for long documents or documents that will be printed in large quantities. In Word 2007, you can view backgrounds in all views except Draft view and Outline view.

If you want to create a more print-friendly background, you should consider using a watermark. A watermark is faded text or a pale picture that appears behind document text. Watermarks are often used to add visual appeal to a document or to identify ...

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