Inserting a Watermark Behind the Text

To insert the text “Confidential” behind the data in a Financial Statements report:

1. Select one of the toolbars, right-click, and select the WordArt toolbar from the shortcut.
2. On the WordArt toolbar, click the Insert WordArt icon.
3. From the WordArt Gallery, select any example, and then click OK.
4. In the WordArt Edit Text dialog box, type Confidential, select the font and size, and then click OK.
5. Right-click the WordArt, select Format WordArt from the shortcut menu, and then select the Colors and Lines tab.
6. In Fill, select No Fill from the Color dropdown list.
7. In Line, select a color that is not too light from the Color dropdown list, and then click OK.
8. Right-click, select Order from the shortcut menu, and then Send to Back.
9. Adjust the object’s size and location to suit the sheet.
Screenshot // Inserting a Watermark Behind the Text
Inserting a Watermark Behind the Text

9 thoughts on “Inserting a Watermark Behind the Text

  1. “I followed istructions, I prepared the wordart, I coose colors and lines, sent it to back but I am always able to catch it by clicking with the mouse on it. Is it correct or is it possible to send the object in a position where it is not so easy to click and edit it?
    thank you”

  2. “Bill, I appreciate your advice and followed it. However, when I clicked on “”Objects””, the program responded “”No objects found.”” Perhaps the giant “”Page 1″” is something other than a watermark? It just looks like a watermark in that it covers many cells as a medium grey background.I have tried clicking on the area to capture the image, but no response from the program.Any other suggestions?

  3. “Seone,
    You solved it! The way to correct it was to click on the “”Normal”” view to take it out of the print mode.
    Thank you. Cordially,
    Russ Andrea,
    It appears that the answer to your suggestion is “”no.””Sembra che la risposta al suo suggerimento è “”No.””If you can put an object into Excel, you can retrieve it. Se lei può mettere un oggetto in Excel, lei lo può ricuperare. My problem was that I did not realize that I was not working with an object (not even a watermark). Il mio problema era che non ho realizzato che non lavorassi con un oggetto (neanche un filigrana).
    Thank you for your suggestion. Ringraziarlo per il suo suggerimento.I believe that since you took the time to reply in English, I should respond in Italian. Credo che poiché lei ha portato il tempo a rispondere in Inglese, dovrei rispondere nell’italiano.
    Cordialmente, Russ

  4. Is it possible to use a company logo as a watermark. I received recently the tip with regards to using a WORDART format and making TEXT into a watermark. My question is that I have a JPEG company LOGO that I normally use as a watermark in a word doc – my question is if I could do the same within EXCEL, so that I have the same or similar logo WATERMARK on all my documentation?

  5. After the watermark has been placed, right click the mouse to get the Format WordArt panel, on the protection tab check the protection locked is checked. Press OK to accept. Return to the worksheet and if editing the cells is to be allowed select the entire sheet. Go into Format Cells and again the protection tab, this time ensure the Locked box is unchecked. Press OK to accept. Finally go to Tools, Protection, Protect worksheet to set up the protection. This now allows normal use of the cells but does not allow access to the watermark.

  6. I cannot get the Wordart (watermark) to go behind worksheet data. I’ve tried to change the order “send to back” but nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?

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