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Google Docs now lets users to add text watermarks

•Users can now place text watermarks on every page of their document.

In Summary

• Google is going to make the text watermark feature available.

•Users can now place text watermarks on every page of their document. 

Google Docs logo on a phone
GOOGLE DOCS Google Docs logo on a phone
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Before September 2021, users were allowed to upload image watermarks but people longed for text watermarks.

And on January 24, 2022, the company announced that users will be able to add text watermarks to documents.

Apart from getting the ability to add text-based watermarks, the feature now ensures that the text watermark from files imported from other word processing apps will be preserved during the import or export process.

Here is the full process of adding or editing a watermark.

First, download the app from Google Play Store or Apple Store

Google Docs application
Google Docs application
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How to add the image watermark

  1. On your computer, open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Go to Insert and then Watermark.
  3. In the panel on the right, click Image.
  4. Click Select image Insert image.
  5. Select an image from Drive, Photos, a URL, or your camera. You can also upload an image from your computer.
  6. Optional: In the panel on the right, you can format your watermark.
  7. Click Done.
Click Insert, then watermark
Click Insert, then watermark
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How to insert a text watermark

  1. On your computer, open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Go to Insert and then Watermark.
  3. In the panel on the right, click Text.
  4. Type the text you want to appear as a watermark.
  5. Optional: In the panel on the right, you can format your watermark.
  6. Click Done.
  7. To make changes to your watermark, you can also:

Editing your watermark

  1. Right-click the watermark.
  2. Click Select watermark.
  3. Below the watermark, click Edit watermark.
  4. Tip: If you see some gaps appear in your watermark, it may be because the text in your document has a background color. You can remove the background color of your text to see the whole watermark.