How to Change the Watermark Transparency in Word

When inserting a watermark in a word file, it should stay in the background and does not affect you to read the contents. However, the watermark sometimes may become too obvious and mix with your contents. Please see the steps below to change the transparency of the watermark.

Step 1: If not yet have your watermark, please refer to how to insert a watermark in the word file;

Step 2: If you have your watermark, double click the header of the file and move the cursor in the header;

Step 3: Move the cursor on top of the watermark, and click on it when the cursor turns into a black cross;

Step 4: Now moving points appear around the watermark:

– The green dot is to change the angle;
– The gray dots are to change the size; and
– The yellow dot is to change the italic degree.

Step 5: Right-click on the watermark and select "Format AutoShape/Pictures" from the drop-down list;

Step 6: In the "Colors and Lines" tab from the "Format WordArt" window, change the transparency percentage;

– The larger the percentage, the lighter the watermark is, and vice versa.

Step 7: The following is the results when selecting different transparency levels. You can also bring the watermark to the front of the content instead of changing the watermark transparency.

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