Watermarks are a great way to stop people from stealing your content or the results of your hard work. Thankfully, you can add them to more than just art or even your word document – even Excel supports this function.
Although there isn’t a button to add a watermark per se, you can use the background image functionality to do so. The first step is to go to the Insert tab at the top. Click on ‘Header & Footer’.
A new section will appear at the top of your document – the Header. Click into one of the fields of the Header and then select Picture from the ribbon menu at the top.
Select your picture and insert it. You can use an image from the Internet if you want, or one that you have saved on your computer. Whatever you choose, immediately after inserting it, you’ll see the text ‘&[Picture]’ appear in the header segment, without the image itself.
In order to reveal that, you have to click outside of the header segments. Your image will appear as the background.
Tip: Depending on the size of your image it may take a second or two to appear.
Tip: If you want to format your image later, you can do so. Just click on the Header again. On the relevant ribbon section, you’ll now find the option Format picture. It’ll allow you to set all sorts of options, such as contrast, brightness and more.