How to Easily Add a Watermark in Google Docs

Google Docs is a popular word processor known for its user-friendly interface. However, it lacked certain features, such as the ability to add watermarks to documents. Users had to resort to workarounds to achieve this. But now, Google Docs has finally introduced a convenient way to insert watermarks. In this article, we will guide you through the process of creating, inserting, and removing watermarks in Google Docs. So, let's get started.

How to Insert a Watermark in Google Docs

If you already have an image or logo that you want to use as a watermark, follow these steps to insert it into your Google Docs document:

  1. Open your preferred web browser and navigate to your Google Docs document.
  2. Click on the “Insert” menu at the top and select “Watermark” from the dropdown menu.
  3. A “Watermark” panel will appear on the right side. Click on the “Select Image” button to upload your watermark image.
  4. In the “Insert watermark” window, you can upload your image from Google Drive, Google Photos, a URL, or your local storage.
  5. Once uploaded, the watermark will appear in your Google Docs document. If you need to change the image, click on the pencil icon.
  6. Optionally, you can adjust the scale and apply a faded effect to the watermark. Finally, click on “Done” to apply the watermark.

Now, the watermark will be applied to every page of your Google Docs document.

How to Remove a Watermark in Google Docs

If you want to remove a watermark from your document, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open your Google Docs document.
  2. Click on the “Insert” menu and choose the “Watermark” option.
  3. In the “Watermark” panel, click on the “Remove watermark” option at the bottom. Then click “Done” to save the changes.

That's it! The watermark will be removed from every page of your document.

How to Create a Watermark in Google Docs

If you don't have an image or logo for your watermark, you can create one using the drawing feature in Google Docs. Here's how:

  1. Open your Google Docs document and click on the “Insert” menu at the top.
  2. Navigate to “Drawing” and select “+ New” to open the drawing panel.
  3. Click on the “Text Box” option from the toolbar and draw a text box in the drawing panel.
  4. Add your desired text to the text box and use the toolbar to format it.
  5. Once you're satisfied with your creation, go to the “Actions” menu, click on “Download,” and choose a preferred format for your image.
  6. Download the image and follow the previous steps to insert it as a watermark.

How to Add a Watermark on an Image in Google Docs

If you want to add a watermark on top of an image in your Google Docs document, here's what you need to do:

  1. Open the “Insert” menu and navigate to “Drawing” > “+ New.”
  2. Click on the “Image” option from the toolbar to upload the picture you want to watermark.
  3. Click on the “Image” option again to upload your watermark image or draw a watermark using the previous steps.
  4. Once added, position the watermark image as desired and click on “Save and Close.”

Now, your watermarked image will be added to your Google Docs document.

Wrap Up

The new watermark feature in Google Docs makes it easier than ever to add professional-looking watermarks to your documents. While the feature is currently available only in the web version of Google Docs, we hope to see it in mobile apps soon. In the meantime, you can enhance your Google Docs experience with various add-ons. Give it a try and make your documents stand out!

Also Read: How to Draw and Sign on Google Docs