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I printed a document in Word to PdfCreator with a watermark. The word DRAFT looks good in Word, but PdfCreator prints the watermark with a tile pattern and is not smooth. Anyway to make PdfCreator print the watermark properly?

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Go to Options -> Document -> first tab of properties -> mark Delete the content of the "text of the mark" field

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Open the "Options" box of PDFCreator (Shortcut: Ctrl+O). Click on Formats > PDF on the left pane.

Under "Compression" tab, deselect "Compress text objects". Additionally, under "Colors" tab, select "Preserve Halftone Information".

Now click on "Save" and reprint your doc with PDFCreator.

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I can't leave a comment for Mehper so I'll add it here. Thanks, but that didn't change the watermark. – user80556 May 10 '11 at 10:04
@bruced, you've added a second account using a different email address -- if you can modify your (new) profile to use the matching email address I can merge the accounts, then you'll regain ownership of your question. – DMA57361 May 10 '11 at 10:09

Remove the semitransparency in Word.

Word 2013: Design tab > Watermark > Custom Watermark > uncheck Semitransparent.

Worked for me!

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