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Add a DRAFT watermark to the background of slides

PowerPoint doesn't have a gallery of ready-made watermarks like Word has, but you can still manually put a text background in your slides to get that watermark effect.

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To indicate that your presentation is a draft copy, add the watermark text "Draft" to the background of your slides. Or add other text stamps, such as "Company Confidential" or your company name.

Add a watermark

  1. Select View > Slide Master.

  2. Scroll to the top of the thumbnail pane and select the Slide Master at the top.

  3. Select Insert > Text Box, then drag to draw a text box on the slide.

  4. Type the text you want in the text box.

  5. Choose a light font fill color and make any other changes to the font and style.

  6. Click and hold the rotation handle at the top of the text box by moving the mouse left or right.

  7. Select Slide Master > Close Slide Master. All slides in your presentation will have the watermark text.

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