WinWord: Removing a Watermark Created by the Watermark Macro

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This article explains how to remove an existing watermark from adocument. In Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0, you can add a watermark to adocument by using the Watermark macro that was included with theNEWMACRO.DOC file.

If you attempt to replace a watermark by rerunning the macro withoutfirst deleting the original watermark, the result is two watermarks ontop of each other. Rerunning the macro can also create a soft pagebreak in the middle of the page; however, this page break does notoccur when you print the document.

Note: The Watermark macro must be used with a PostScript printer or alaser-compatible printer with a PostScript cartridge option.

Word version 6.0, 7.0, 97

To remove a Watermark from a Word 6.0 document:

  1. From the View Menu, choose Normal.
  2. From the Tools menu, choose Options and select the View tab.
  3. Select the Field Codes check box. Choose Ok.
  4. From the View menu, select Header and Footer.
  5. From the Header pane, delete the watermark information and choose the Close button.

Word version 2.x

To remove a watermark from a document, use the following steps:

  1. From the View menu, Choose Normal.
  2. From the View menu, choose Field Codes if there is no check mark beside the Field Codes command. If Field Codes is already chosen, press ESC.
  3. From the View menu, choose Header/Footer. Select Header and choose the OK button.
  4. Delete the watermark information in the header and choose the Close button.
  5. From the Tools menu, choose Repaginate Now.
Now you can create another watermark.

To remove the Watermark macro from a template, use the followingsteps:

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Macro.
  2. Select the Watermark macro. (You may need to choose the Global Macros option button to view the macro.)
  3. Choose the Delete button.
"Microsoft Word for Windows User's Guide," version 2.0, pages 447,572-574, 753-754, and 766-767
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Article ID: 87089 - Last Review: 12/04/2015 09:16:08 - Revision: 2.3

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