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Is there a way to have a two-line page background watermark in Microsoft Word without using Word Art?

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What do you mean "without using Word Art"? Aren't all text watermarks stored as Word Art? –  Catchwa Aug 10 '10 at 4:29
    
Word Art can be copy & pasted into Paint and then saved as an image, which can then be imported into Word as a background watermark. I'd like to avoid this, as it looks amateurish. –  Jim Fell Aug 11 '10 at 15:33
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There is no way to have a two-line page background watermark in Microsoft Word without using Word Art.

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While you do need to use the "Word Art" mode to insert line breaks into a watermark, this workaround does not have any real limitations. It's non-intuitive but it works fine.

From Microsoft MVP Stefan Blom

  • Insert watermark using Insert Watermark...
  • Enter some text and click ok. (You can edit the text later steps.)
  • Double-click on the header area.
  • Right-click on the watermark text, "Edit Word Art".
  • In this mode you can add line breaks, change fonts etc.
  • Click "close" in a header/footer to close.
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