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When you print a Microsoft Word document, and the document contains a watermark, or a WordArt object, the watermark or the WordArt object appears to be a solid black block.
This problem can occur with the following printers on the following operating systems:
To resolve this problem, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Update Printer DriverContact the manufacturer of your printer to determine if an updated printer driver is available to correct this problem. For information about how to contact your printer manufacturer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Method 2: Use Raster ModeSet your printer graphics mode to raster. To change your printer graphics mode, use steps similar to the following (depending on your individual printer):
Method 3: Clear the Semitransparent Check BoxDo not use the Semitransparent option with a watermark. To insert a watermark without using the default Semitransparent option, follow these steps:
Method 4: Change Transparency PercentageDo not set WordArt transparency format to 50%. To determine the transparency setting of a WordArt object, and change it if necessary, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.