How to add watermark in google docs

How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs? (Step by Step Guide)

Watermark is a very useful feature of any word processing software. In this process, you can set any text, image, logo at the background portion of your original documents. In most word processing software such as in Microsoft word, in Libreoffoce writer you can insert a watermark in a very easy way, but in Google, Docs if you want to insert a watermark then you have to follow some steps. Here in this article, I am going to share with you How to Add watermarks in Google Docs in a step-by-step guide.

How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs? To add a watermark in Google Docs you have to use Google Drawings. Firstly prepare your document within google docs then go to google drive and select google drawings from here. Now within Google drawings prepare the watermark and copy the original document from google docs and paste that within google drawings and now your watermark is ready, share the document from google drawings to google docs. 

Well, I know the steps have become very complicated for you, but don’t worry, in the section below I will explain all the steps in detail. So stick to the end of this article.

How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs? (Process)

Step 1:

To add a watermark within Google Docs the first thing that you have to do is just prepare your document within Google docs in which you want to insert the watermark

Step 2:

Now open google drive (drive.google.com). 

From here you have to click on the new option – more options and then click on the google drawings option. 

How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs
How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs

 

How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs

How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs

Step 3: 

Now you will notice that the Google drawings are open in front of you. Now once you have opened the google drawings the first thing you have to do is just change the shape and size within google drawings. And you have to change the size of google drawings based on the size of Google Docs.

Generally, 8.5*11 is the default size of Google docs. But by default, there is also a 1-inch margin within Google Docs and therefore you will need to take away from 2 inches each border dimension to make that fit.

So if you are using default margins of Google Docs then you have to set the 6.5*9 margins within Google drawings.

To change the margins of Google Drawings first visit the File option of google drawings then the page setup option.

How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs

Now a box will open in front of you and by default standard is selected on that box and you have to select custom from there. And put the margin 6.5 and 9 and then click on the apply button.

How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs
How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs

 

Now your google drawings documents are ready according to your google docs size.

Step 4:  

Now if you want to add any text as your watermark then click on the text icon and a text box will appear in front of you and from here you can easily add texts as your watermark.

How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs

Now you write the text which you want to add as your watermark. And format the text according to requirements. You can bold the text, change the font size, change the color of your texts, change the alignment of the texts. 

One thing you have to remember is that when you choose the color for your document then you have to choose a light color. And in my opinion light gray is the best color. Whenever you see that color within Google Drawings the color will not look so attractive but when you visit google docs it will become a very good color. 

Once you have formatted the text then you have to set the position of it. 

From here you can also add the logo or image as your watermark. 

Step 5:

Now go to Google docs again and copy the texts from there by pressing the ctrl+c button.

Now add another text box within Google Drawings and then set the text box according to the page and double click on the text box for getting your cursor and then paste the document by pressing the ctrl+v button together.

Now your watermark is ready but still, it is not present within google docs it is present within Google Drawings. 

But before that task first changes your google drawings documents name. 

How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs

Just click on this area and type the name based on your interest.

Step 6:

Now go to google docs again and there select the text and delete the texts because here we will bring the texts from google drawings. 

To bring the watermark documents from google docs just click on the insert option and drawing option.

How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs

Now here you will get two options, one is New option, don’t choose that option because a new document will appear in front of you.

Here you will get another option that is from the drive option, just select that option. 

How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs

Once you have done that then there is a window that appears in front of you just selects the document in which you have to prepare your watermark document.

Now double click on the document and here two more options will appear.

One is a source link and another is inserted unlinked.

How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs

For most of the cases, I should recommend you select the linked to source option so whenever you want to change that watermark document you can easily do that.

Now click on the insert option and now you will notice that a watermarked document is added to your google docs from google drawings.

How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs
Watermark document

How to Add Watermark Image in Google Docs?

I have already mentioned the steps to add a text watermark in the upper section, and if you want to add any image as your watermark then you can do that by following these same steps.

And to add any image you have to select the image option within the Google Drawings.

Conclusion:

In this article, I provide a step-by-step guide about How to Add Watermarks in Google Docs? 

I hope you have understood all the steps very well and if you have any kind of inquiry then you can ask me in the comment section.

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