How to Add a Draft Watermark in Word 2013

Watermarks in Word 2013 can be useful as a quick means to identify the particular status of a document. It doesn’t interfere with anyone’s ability to read the document, but it clearly tags the document with whatever label you would like to affix to it. One of the default watermark options in Word 2013 will place the word “Draft” behind your document.

If you would like to use the Draft watermark option, however, you might be having difficulty finding where to set it. Our tutorial below will show you where to find the watermark option and how to specifically apply one of the Draft watermarks to every page of your document.


How to Put the Word “Draft” in the Page Background in Word 2013

The steps in this article are going to add a watermark that says “Draft” to every page of your Word 2013 document. There are several other watermark options as well, if you would prefer to use a different one. You can also use your own custom image as a watermark, if you would prefer.

Step 1: Open your document in Word 2013.


Step 2: Click the Design tab at the top of the window.

select the design tab



Step 3: Click the Watermark button in the Page Background section of the ribbon.

click the watermark button in word 2013



Step 4: Scroll to the Disclaimers section of this menu, then click one of the Draft options.

how to add a draft watermark in word 2013



If you wish to remove this watermark later, then you can do so by returning to the menu in Step 4, but clicking the Remove Watermark option at the bottom of the menu.

how to remove a watermark in word 2013



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