Sunday December 04, 2022

You Can Now Add a Text Watermark to Your Google Docs


Google recently added the ability to add watermarks to images in Google Docs, and now it’s adding the same feature but for text.

The company announced the new watermark feature in a post on the Google Workspace blog. In it, Google said, “You can now add a text watermark to your documents in Google Docs. Additionally, when working with Microsoft Word documents, text watermarks will be preserved when importing or exporting your files.”

Text watermarks will appear on every page of the document, so if you want to indicate that something is a draft or confidential, you can do so with this new feature.

Outside of adding watermarks, Google also said the update would make it so documents imported from Microsoft Word with watermarks will have them preserved, so it’s one fewer editing step you need to do to get your documents to move back and forth between Microsoft and Google’s document editing tools.

If you want to add a watermark to your document, simply click “Insert,” then “Watermark,” followed by “Text.” This will add whatever text you choose to every page of your Google Doc until you remove the watermark.

Dave LeClair
Dave LeClair is the News Editor for How-To Geek. He started writing about technology more than 10 years ago. He’s written articles for publications like MakeUseOf, Android Authority, Digital Trends, and plenty of others. He’s also appeared in and edited videos for various YouTube channels around the web.
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