How to Change Watermark for Selected Pages in MS Word

Text Watermark is useful as a sign, which appears behind the content to identify important documents such as bond papers, stamps, mark sheets, documents, and materials.

It is also useful to prevent duplicate documents, identify their own contents, and claim ownership of the property. To change the watermark for selected pages in Microsoft Word, follow the steps below.

Change Watermark for Different Pages:

To put different watermarks for the different pages in word, follow the steps below:

First, add as many pages as you want in the word document.

Now go to the Design tab in Word 2013 or Later versions. Or go to the Page Layout tab in Word 2010 or earlier versions.

Go to the Layout or Design Tab
Go to the Layout or Design Tab

Then click on the Watermark > Custom Watermark > Select the “Text Watermark” > Now enter the name to apply as a Watermark > Then click Apply or OK.

Custom Watermark
Apply Watermark

To change the different watermarks for different pages, follow the steps below:

For example, if you want to change the different watermarks from the 3rd page to the 5th, start the new section for the different watermarks by clicking at the beginning of the first line of the 3rd page, as shown in the picture below.

Customize Watermark
Customize Watermark

Afterwards, On the Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click on the Breaks, and then select “Next Page” under the “Section Breaks”.

Next Page section Breaks
Next Page section Breaks

Since you should stop the previous watermark on page 5 as explained in the 5th step, apply the new section brake on page 6 to stop at the 5th page. 

Click to Apply Section Breaks
Click to Apply Section Breaks

To apply the new section on page 6, click at the beginning of the first line of 6th After that, go to the Layout or Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click on the Breaks, and then select the “Next Page” under the “Section Breaks”.

Next Page section Breaks 2
The Next Page section Breaks

Note: To start a new section for a different watermark wherever you want, click at the beginning of the first line.

To stop the previous page Section Break (Previous Watermark) or start a new section on the next pages wherever you want, click at the beginning of the first line on the next page, rather than the page where you want to stop the previous Watermark.

After that, double-click on the top or bottom of any page to open the Header and Footer Tools Design tab.

Accommodate Different Watermark for Different Pages in MS-Word: ​
Accommodate Different Watermarks for Different Pages in MS-Word

Now, click on the 3rd page since we have given the section break here.

Afterwards, click on the “Link to Previous” to remove the Previous Section Link.

Link-to-Previous for watermark
Link-to-Previous for Watermark

Similarly, follow the above 2 steps where you applied the section breaks.

Now go to the 1st page and double click on the Watermark when the mouse pointer turns as the 4-headed arrows.

On the WordArt Tools Format tab, in the Text group, click on the edit text you want to change the Watermark. in this way, do it on all other pages.

Differently-styled-watermark-for-different-pages
Mix Watermark for Different Pages in MS-Word​

If you want to change the watermark style, fill in the colour, change the shape, and outline what you want.

Change Watermark Styles in MS Word
Change Watermark Styles in MS Word

How to add a watermark to a single page:

If you know how to insert watermarks for different pages, as explained above, you can be able to add a watermark to a single page.

Suppose you are already familiar with the topics such as Different Headers and Futures for Different Pages in MS Word or Different Columns for Different Pages. In that case, this will be very easy for you to learn.

However, all the related topics are easy to understand if one of these topics is carefully studied. But apart from the topic described above, below are the links to related topics, so learn these too.

What is a Watermark?

A watermark is useful as a sign for your document, which appears behind the content to identify important files such as bond papers.

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