You can communicate an important message or display a key message behind text when you add a watermark to your presentation. Watermarks are commonly used to identify documents as a draft, as confidential, or with other messages. You can use watermarks to reinforce branding and corporate images by placing logos or marketing taglines behind the text. Watermarks are most effective when they communicate the intended message without interfering with the slide. This is usually accomplished by using subtle colors that maintain the legibility of slide content.
A PowerPoint watermark is different from the graphics you insert into your presentation because the watermark prints behind your Notes or Handout pages. They also print on every page because they are placed on Notes or Handout Masters that duplicate the text or images to all of the pages.
You can easily create attention-getting watermarks by using the tools available in thet PowerPoint Drawing Toolbar. You can create AutoShapes like callouts, stars, and banners and insert text in them to deliver you message. You can also insert WordArt and diagram objects that you can rotate or reformat however you choose. This PowerPoint tutorial will help you accomplish this task.
PowerPoint Watermark on the Notes Master
Click View. Then click Master and then Notes Master
The Notes Master appears. Click View. Click Toolbars. Click Drawing.
The Drawing Toolbar appears. Click to select a tool from the Drawing Toolbar. Click in the presentation and add a text box, an Auto Shape, or a picture as your watermark. Click Close Master View, and the Notes Master closes.
When the Notes Page is printed, the watermark appears behind the text.
Watermark on the Handout Master
You can also create watermarks behind the Handouts pages. Follow the same steps above, but click on the Handout Master instead of the Notes Master.
You can use Print Preview to see how your watermarks will look when printed. You can access Print Preview by clickin File and then Print Preview from the menu.
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