Insert, edit, or delete watermarks

You can add text or image watermarks, which appear behind your text and will repeat on every page of your document. You can also edit or delete watermarks in your document.

Important: This feature isn’t available in documents that are in pageless format. If your document already includes watermarks and you switch it to pageless format, you won't see the watermarks in your document anymore. To see and use watermarks, make sure your document is in pages format.

Add or edit an image watermark

  1. On your computer, open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Go to Insert and then Watermark.
  3. In the panel on the right, click Image.
  4. Click Select image Insert image.
  5. Select an image from Drive, Photos, a URL, or your camera. You can also upload an image from your computer.
  6. Optional: In the panel on the right, you can format your watermark.
  7. Click Done.

For more ways to edit your image:

  1. Right-click the watermark.
  2. Click Select watermark.
  3. In the toolbar, select Image options.

Tip: If you see some gaps appear in your watermark, it may be because the text in your document has a background color. You can remove the background color of your text to see the whole watermark.

Add or edit a text watermark

  1. On your computer, open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Go to Insert and then Watermark.
  3. In the panel on the right, click Text.
  4. Type the text you want to appear as a watermark.
  5. Optional: In the panel on the right, you can format your watermark.
  6. Click Done.

To make changes to your watermark, you can also:

  1. Right-click the watermark.
  2. Click Select watermark.
  3. Below the watermark, click Edit watermark.

Tip: If you see some gaps appear in your watermark, it may be because the text in your document has a background color. You can remove the background color of your text to see the whole watermark.

Delete a watermark

  1. Go to Insert and then Watermark to open a panel on the right.
    • You can also:
      1. Right-click the watermark.
      2. Click Select watermark.
      3. Below the watermark, click Edit watermark to open the panel.
  2. At the bottom of the panel, click Remove watermark Delete .
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