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How to Add Watermarks to Google Docs

Place personalized watermarks on all documents

what you need to know

  • First, create a watermark in Google Drawings. Choose insertion > painting > Choose a photo > format options.
  • Copy text from Google Docs. Go back to the drawing and select insertion > text box. then select edit > dough Get text.
  • Once formatted as desired, return to Google Docs and select it. insertion > painting > on the drive And select the file.

This article explains how to add a watermark to your Google Docs using Google Drawings and the formatting options available. These steps will work on any operating system running modern browsers like Edge, Chrome, Firefox, etc.

These steps will work on any operating system running modern browsers like Edge, Chrome, Firefox, etc.

How to Create a Google Docs Watermark

With a watermark in Google Docs, you can protect a document with a logo or mark a document as draft, confidential, copyright, and more. A watermark can be an image or text.

Create an image watermark

Documents do not have a built-in watermark utility, but you can create one using Google Drawings. Google Drawings allows you to create a watermark background with text or a watermark over text. Using it in a document is as simple as importing a picture.

Visit Google Drawings.

move insertion > painting Choose a location to import images from.

Once imported, drag them around the screen as desired. Use the corner box to resize it or the round button at the top to rotate it.

Select when selecting an image format options in the menu or go format > format options.

of adjustment section, increase transparency Works for you. The idea here is to make the document light enough to be visible when it’s on top, but still dark enough to act as a watermark.

Image transparency settings for Google Drawings.

Name the watermark. You’ll need to know later.

move down How to use watermarks in Google Docs part.

Create a text watermark

Sometimes all you need is a text watermark, word or phrase that is easily visible at the top of the document. For example, in a draft document, you can use the word “draft” to tell which version is being used. How to create a text watermark in Google Docs.

Visit Google Drawings.

move insertion > text box.

Click and drag to create the watermark position. You can change it later.

Enter the watermark text in the box and edit it as needed. You can make it bigger or smaller, change the font, rotate it, and more.

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Screenshot of text options in Google Drawings

Choose the Text Color option from the menu to change the text to light gray or another color you want to watermark. This is necessary because unlike images there is no transparency setting for text.

Choose a name for the watermark so you know which picture to choose later.

Rename the file to Google Drawings.

Go to the next section.

How to use watermarks in Google Docs

It’s as convenient as importing a watermark into a Google Doc and you can usually write below or over it, but that doesn’t work. Instead, you should copy the entire text of the document into Google Drawings.

Open the Google Doc containing the text you want to watermark and copy everything (or whatever you want). there is select all And Copy option edit This menu is for ease of use.

Copy options in Google Docs.

go back to the picture you drew insertion > text box.

Click and drag from where you want the text to start to where you want it to end. B. From upper left corner to lower right corner.

move edit > dough Get content from Google Docs.

Editing option to insert menu into Google Pictures.

Adjust the text as needed.

Screenshot of Google Drawings watermark with text in Google Docs

Choose how to layer the watermark. You can place it before or after text to create a watermark background.

To do this, right-click on the watermark or text you have inserted and then Command Choose a layer method. For example, if the watermark is dark and you want to hide some text, you can edit the layer of the textbox to send back.

Order Options menu in Google Drawings.

Return to the original document or open a blank document insertion > painting > on the drive.

Select the watermark you just created and then Choose.

Screenshot of the Google Drawings Import page in Google Docs.

choose either one source link or unlinked pastethen select insertion. The former provides links to drawings for easy editing.

A picture with a watermark is added to the document. If you got it using the source link, you can find it in the top right corner. When selected, it will open in Google Drawings.

The source of the document in Google Docs.

How to add a watermark to a photo


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How to Add Watermarks to Google Docs

Put your personalized watermark on any document

What to Know
First, create the watermark in Google Drawings. Select Insert > Image > Select the image > Format options.
Copy the text from the Google doc. Return to the drawing and select Insert > Text box. Then select Edit > Paste to import the text.
Once it’s formatted to your liking, go back to Google Docs and select  Insert > Drawing > From Drive and select the file.

This article explains how to add a watermark to a Google Doc using Google Drawings and covers the formatting options you can use. These steps work for any operating system that runs a modern browser, like Edge, Chrome, Firefox, etc.

These steps work for any operating system that runs a modern browser, like Edge, Chrome, Firefox, etc.
How to Create a Google Docs Watermark

Using a watermark in Google Docs lets you protect a document with your logo or mark something as a draft, confidential, copyrighted, etc. The watermark can be any image or text you want.

Make an Image Watermark

There isn’t a watermarking utility built-in to Docs, but you can make one with Google Drawings. Google Drawings lets you create a watermark background with your text on top or a watermark that sits over the text. Using it in Docs is as easy as importing the drawing.

Visit Google Drawings.

Go to Insert > Image to choose where to get your picture from.

Once it’s imported, drag it around the screen however you wish it to appear. Use the corner boxes to resize it, or the circular button on top to rotate it.

With the image selected, choose Format options in the menu, or go to Format > Format options.

From the Adjustments section, increase Transparency to whatever works for you. The idea here is to make it light enough that the document will be visible when it goes on top, but dark enough that it still serves as a watermark.

Name the watermark. You’ll need to know it later.

Skip down to the How to Use a Watermark With Google Docs section.

Make a Text Watermark

Sometimes, all you really need is a text watermark, a word or phrase that shows lightly over the document. For example, you might want to use the word ‘Draft’ on a draft document so that you know what version you’re using. Here’s how to make a text watermark in Google Docs.

Visit Google Drawings.

Go to Insert > Text box. 

Click and drag to make a space for where you want the watermark to go. You can change this later.

Type the watermark text into the box and edit it as needed. You can make it larger or smaller, change the font type, rotate it, etc.

How to Make the Copyright Symbol on Your Computer

Choose the menu’s text color option to change the text to a light grey or whatever color you want the watermark to be. This is necessary because, unlike images, there isn’t a transparency setting for text.

Pick a name for the watermark so that you’ll know which drawing to select later.

Skip down to the next section.

How to Use a Watermark With Google Docs

As handy as it’d be to import the watermark into Google Docs so that you can write under or over it normally, you can’t do it like that. Instead, you’re forced to copy all of the document’s text into Google Drawings.

Open the Google doc that has the text you want to be fitted with a watermark, and copy it all (or whatever selection you want). There’s a Select all and Copy option in the Edit menu to make this easy.

Return to the drawing you made and go to Insert > Text box.

Click and drag from wherever you want the text to start to where it should end, like from the top-left corner to the bottom-right corner.

Go to Edit > Paste to import the Google Docs contents.

Make any adjustments to the text as needed.

Choose how to layer the watermark. You can place it in front of the text or behind it to make a watermark background.

To do that, right-click the watermark or the text you pasted, and then choose Order to pick how to layer them. For example, if your watermark is dark and you want it to hide some of the text, edit the text box’s layer to be Send to back.

Return to the original document or open a blank one, and go to Insert > Drawing > From Drive.

Select the watermark you just made and then choose Select.

Pick either Link to source or Insert unlinked, and then choose Insert. The former provides a link to Drawings for easy editing.

The watermarked drawing will be added to the doc. If you imported with the source link, you can find it at the top-right; selecting it opens it in Google Drawings.

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How to Add Watermarks to Google Docs

Put your personalized watermark on any document

What to Know
First, create the watermark in Google Drawings. Select Insert > Image > Select the image > Format options.
Copy the text from the Google doc. Return to the drawing and select Insert > Text box. Then select Edit > Paste to import the text.
Once it’s formatted to your liking, go back to Google Docs and select  Insert > Drawing > From Drive and select the file.

This article explains how to add a watermark to a Google Doc using Google Drawings and covers the formatting options you can use. These steps work for any operating system that runs a modern browser, like Edge, Chrome, Firefox, etc.

These steps work for any operating system that runs a modern browser, like Edge, Chrome, Firefox, etc.
How to Create a Google Docs Watermark

Using a watermark in Google Docs lets you protect a document with your logo or mark something as a draft, confidential, copyrighted, etc. The watermark can be any image or text you want.

Make an Image Watermark

There isn’t a watermarking utility built-in to Docs, but you can make one with Google Drawings. Google Drawings lets you create a watermark background with your text on top or a watermark that sits over the text. Using it in Docs is as easy as importing the drawing.

Visit Google Drawings.

Go to Insert > Image to choose where to get your picture from.

Once it’s imported, drag it around the screen however you wish it to appear. Use the corner boxes to resize it, or the circular button on top to rotate it.

With the image selected, choose Format options in the menu, or go to Format > Format options.

From the Adjustments section, increase Transparency to whatever works for you. The idea here is to make it light enough that the document will be visible when it goes on top, but dark enough that it still serves as a watermark.

Name the watermark. You’ll need to know it later.

Skip down to the How to Use a Watermark With Google Docs section.

Make a Text Watermark

Sometimes, all you really need is a text watermark, a word or phrase that shows lightly over the document. For example, you might want to use the word ‘Draft’ on a draft document so that you know what version you’re using. Here’s how to make a text watermark in Google Docs.

Visit Google Drawings.

Go to Insert > Text box. 

Click and drag to make a space for where you want the watermark to go. You can change this later.

Type the watermark text into the box and edit it as needed. You can make it larger or smaller, change the font type, rotate it, etc.

How to Make the Copyright Symbol on Your Computer

Choose the menu’s text color option to change the text to a light grey or whatever color you want the watermark to be. This is necessary because, unlike images, there isn’t a transparency setting for text.

Pick a name for the watermark so that you’ll know which drawing to select later.

Skip down to the next section.

How to Use a Watermark With Google Docs

As handy as it’d be to import the watermark into Google Docs so that you can write under or over it normally, you can’t do it like that. Instead, you’re forced to copy all of the document’s text into Google Drawings.

Open the Google doc that has the text you want to be fitted with a watermark, and copy it all (or whatever selection you want). There’s a Select all and Copy option in the Edit menu to make this easy.

Return to the drawing you made and go to Insert > Text box.

Click and drag from wherever you want the text to start to where it should end, like from the top-left corner to the bottom-right corner.

Go to Edit > Paste to import the Google Docs contents.

Make any adjustments to the text as needed.

Choose how to layer the watermark. You can place it in front of the text or behind it to make a watermark background.

To do that, right-click the watermark or the text you pasted, and then choose Order to pick how to layer them. For example, if your watermark is dark and you want it to hide some of the text, edit the text box’s layer to be Send to back.

Return to the original document or open a blank one, and go to Insert > Drawing > From Drive.

Select the watermark you just made and then choose Select.

Pick either Link to source or Insert unlinked, and then choose Insert. The former provides a link to Drawings for easy editing.

The watermarked drawing will be added to the doc. If you imported with the source link, you can find it at the top-right; selecting it opens it in Google Drawings.

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