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Remove a Watermark in Word – Instructions

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Remove a Watermark in Word - Instructions: A picture of a user removing a watermark from a Word document.

Remove a Watermark in Word: Overview

            This lesson shows you how to easily remove a watermark in Word. A watermark is simply an image or text that appears underneath the primary text in a document. Watermarks often display additional information or instructions regarding the primary content. For example, you may see a “DO NOT COPY” watermark appear underneath the text within a legal document to instruct the viewer to not make copies of the file.

            After you have applied a watermark to a document, you may find that you no longer need it. Removing a watermark is as easy as adding a watermark. If you want to learn how to apply a watermark to a Word document, please read our related blog post, titled “Add a Watermark in Word – Instructions and Video Lesson.”

            You can remove a watermark in Word that you applied to a document by clicking the “Design” tab in the Ribbon. Then click the “Watermark” button in the “Page Background” button group. Then select the “Remove Watermark” command from the drop-down menu that appears. Doing this then removes the applied watermark from the Word document.

Remove a Watermark in Word - Instructions: A picture of a user removing a watermark from a Word document.

Remove a Watermark in Word – Instructions: A picture of a user removing a watermark from a Word document.

Remove a Watermark in Word: Instructions

  1. To remove a watermark from a Word document, click the “Design” tab in the Ribbon.
  2. Then click the “Watermark” button in the “Page Background” button group.
  3. Then choose the “Remove Watermark” command to remove the watermark from your Word document.

Remove a Watermark in Word: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Removing Watermarks,” shows you how to remove a watermark from a Word document. This video lesson is from our complete Word tutorial, titled “Mastering Word Made Easy v.2016-2013.”

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