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I'm using Word 2007 and need to put a DRAFT watermark over a table. The
watermark goes behind the table.

I cannot get it to come to the front no matter what I do. I have tried
going into the header section and selecting the watermark and choosing bring
to front.

If I don't have header section selected the bring to front option is grayed
and not available to use at all.

Nothing I've tried works.


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Hi there! I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble with your watermark in Word 2007. I'd be happy to help you out.

It sounds like you've already tried a few things to bring the watermark to the front, but just to make sure we're on the same page, here's a
  1. step-by-step guide
to adding a watermark to your table:
  1. Click on the Page Layout tab in the ribbon at the top of the screen.
  2. Click on the Watermark button in the Page Background group.
  3. Select the DRAFT watermark from the list of options.
  4. The watermark should now appear on your page, behind your table.

To bring the watermark to the front, you can try the following
  1. steps
:
  1. Click on the table to select it.
  2. Right-click on the table and select "Table Properties" from the context menu.
  3. In the Table Properties dialog box, click on the "Table" tab.
  4. Under the "Text wrapping" section, select "None" from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click OK to close the Table Properties dialog box.

This should allow you to move the watermark in front of the table. To do so, follow these
  1. steps
:
  1. Click on the watermark to select it.
  2. Right-click on the watermark and select "Bring to Front" from the context menu.
  3. The watermark should now be in front of the table.

If you're still having trouble, you can try selecting the watermark and pressing the "Ctrl" and "Shift" keys at the same time, then pressing the up arrow key. This should move the watermark up in front of the table.
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On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 13:18:01 -0700, MCain
wrote:

I'm using Word 2007 and need to put a DRAFT watermark over a table. The
watermark goes behind the table.

I cannot get it to come to the front no matter what I do. I have tried
going into the header section and selecting the watermark and choosing bring
to front.

If I don't have header section selected the bring to front option is grayed
and not available to use at all.

Nothing I've tried works.


Nothing I've tried works, either -- as long as the DRAFT is anchored in the
header. What does work is to cut it from the header and reinsert it in the
regular text on the page with the table.

I'd say this is a bug, but not likely to be fixed in this version because it
doesn't involve loss of data and it does have a workaround, no matter how
unpalatable. (I don't work for Microsoft, and this is just my educated guess.)

If the whole document needs the watermark, you'll want to insert section breaks
before and after this page, turn off the Link To Previous button in the Header &
Footer ribbon for this page and the following section, and paste copies of the
watermark back into the headers of the preceding and following sections.

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Hi Jay,

I'm not sure I'm following, in seeing this as a bug. I may be missing a step g.

If the table is in the document layer and the Text Watermark (WordArt) background is in the header/footer layer it wouldn't be
available to be in front of the table/text (or for that matter when a 'watermark' would be considered to normally in front of text
g.

The cut and paste would basically be the same as creating WordArt in the text and putting it over the text/table. Anchoring it to
the header row, if the header row repeats in the table will repeat the WordArt on each page.

Also, adding the Watermark to a different gallery, such as QuickParts or Autotext, rather than Watermark, will change the behavior
of the item so it's available in the document layer

==============
"Jay Freedman" wrote in message ...
Nothing I've tried works, either -- as long as the DRAFT is anchored in the
header. What does work is to cut it from the header and reinsert it in the
regular text on the page with the table.

I'd say this is a bug, but not likely to be fixed in this version because it
doesn't involve loss of data and it does have a workaround, no matter how
unpalatable. (I don't work for Microsoft, and this is just my educated guess.)

If the whole document needs the watermark, you'll want to insert section breaks
before and after this page, turn off the Link To Previous button in the Header &
Footer ribbon for this page and the following section, and paste copies of the
watermark back into the headers of the preceding and following sections.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP
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Or, if the watermark doesn't show on the page at all, why not leave well
enough alone and just add the graphic to the page, leaving the invisible
watermark behind?

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"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
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On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 13:18:01 -0700, MCain
wrote:

I'm using Word 2007 and need to put a DRAFT watermark over a table. The
watermark goes behind the table.

I cannot get it to come to the front no matter what I do. I have tried
going into the header section and selecting the watermark and choosing
bring
to front.

If I don't have header section selected the bring to front option is
grayed
and not available to use at all.

Nothing I've tried works.


Nothing I've tried works, either -- as long as the DRAFT is anchored in
the
header. What does work is to cut it from the header and reinsert it in the
regular text on the page with the table.

I'd say this is a bug, but not likely to be fixed in this version because
it
doesn't involve loss of data and it does have a workaround, no matter how
unpalatable. (I don't work for Microsoft, and this is just my educated
guess.)

If the whole document needs the watermark, you'll want to insert section
breaks
before and after this page, turn off the Link To Previous button in the
Header &
Footer ribbon for this page and the following section, and paste copies of
the
watermark back into the headers of the preceding and following sections.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so all may benefit.





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Hi Bob,

Thinking of the object _as a watermark_ your comments are reasonable -- a
watermark should be behind the text layer, never in front of it. I was thinking
of it as simply another graphic, for which "in front of text" is an available
wrapping option but appears not to work. In fact, though, I suppose you could
bring the watermark in front of any text that happened to be in the
header/footer layer -- but all of that would still be behind the text layer.

On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 19:11:11 -0700, "Bob Buckland ?:-\)" 75214.226(At
Beautiful Downtown)compuserve.com wrote:

Hi Jay,

I'm not sure I'm following, in seeing this as a bug. I may be missing a step g.

If the table is in the document layer and the Text Watermark (WordArt) background is in the header/footer layer it wouldn't be
available to be in front of the table/text (or for that matter when a 'watermark' would be considered to normally in front of text
g.

The cut and paste would basically be the same as creating WordArt in the text and putting it over the text/table. Anchoring it to
the header row, if the header row repeats in the table will repeat the WordArt on each page.

Also, adding the Watermark to a different gallery, such as QuickParts or Autotext, rather than Watermark, will change the behavior
of the item so it's available in the document layer

==============
"Jay Freedman" wrote in message ...
Nothing I've tried works, either -- as long as the DRAFT is anchored in the
header. What does work is to cut it from the header and reinsert it in the
regular text on the page with the table.

I'd say this is a bug, but not likely to be fixed in this version because it
doesn't involve loss of data and it does have a workaround, no matter how
unpalatable. (I don't work for Microsoft, and this is just my educated guess.)

If the whole document needs the watermark, you'll want to insert section breaks
before and after this page, turn off the Link To Previous button in the Header &
Footer ribbon for this page and the following section, and paste copies of the
watermark back into the headers of the preceding and following sections.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP

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I was assuming that at least some of the watermark might stick out above and
below the table, and it would be best not to have two of them floating about.

On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 21:11:47 -0500, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
wrote:

Or, if the watermark doesn't show on the page at all, why not leave well
enough alone and just add the graphic to the page, leaving the invisible
watermark behind?

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
.. .
On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 13:18:01 -0700, MCain
wrote:

I'm using Word 2007 and need to put a DRAFT watermark over a table. The
watermark goes behind the table.

I cannot get it to come to the front no matter what I do. I have tried
going into the header section and selecting the watermark and choosing
bring
to front.

If I don't have header section selected the bring to front option is
grayed
and not available to use at all.

Nothing I've tried works.


Nothing I've tried works, either -- as long as the DRAFT is anchored in
the
header. What does work is to cut it from the header and reinsert it in the
regular text on the page with the table.

I'd say this is a bug, but not likely to be fixed in this version because
it
doesn't involve loss of data and it does have a workaround, no matter how
unpalatable. (I don't work for Microsoft, and this is just my educated
guess.)

If the whole document needs the watermark, you'll want to insert section
breaks
before and after this page, turn off the Link To Previous button in the
Header &
Footer ribbon for this page and the following section, and paste copies of
the
watermark back into the headers of the preceding and following sections.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
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So I'm guessing it can't be done?? :-)

I appreciate everyone's thoughts.



"Jay Freedman" wrote:

I was assuming that at least some of the watermark might stick out above and
below the table, and it would be best not to have two of them floating about.

On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 21:11:47 -0500, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
wrote:

Or, if the watermark doesn't show on the page at all, why not leave well
enough alone and just add the graphic to the page, leaving the invisible
watermark behind?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
.. .
On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 13:18:01 -0700, MCain
wrote:

I'm using Word 2007 and need to put a DRAFT watermark over a table. The
watermark goes behind the table.

I cannot get it to come to the front no matter what I do. I have tried
going into the header section and selecting the watermark and choosing
bring
to front.

If I don't have header section selected the bring to front option is
grayed
and not available to use at all.

Nothing I've tried works.


Nothing I've tried works, either -- as long as the DRAFT is anchored in
the
header. What does work is to cut it from the header and reinsert it in the
regular text on the page with the table.

I'd say this is a bug, but not likely to be fixed in this version because
it
doesn't involve loss of data and it does have a workaround, no matter how
unpalatable. (I don't work for Microsoft, and this is just my educated
guess.)

If the whole document needs the watermark, you'll want to insert section
breaks
before and after this page, turn off the Link To Previous button in the
Header &
Footer ribbon for this page and the following section, and paste copies of
the
watermark back into the headers of the preceding and following sections.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so all may benefit.



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You've been told how it can be done.

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Fairhope, Alabama USA

"MCain" wrote in message
...
So I'm guessing it can't be done?? :-)

I appreciate everyone's thoughts.



"Jay Freedman" wrote:

I was assuming that at least some of the watermark might stick out above
and
below the table, and it would be best not to have two of them floating
about.

On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 21:11:47 -0500, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"

wrote:

Or, if the watermark doesn't show on the page at all, why not leave well
enough alone and just add the graphic to the page, leaving the invisible
watermark behind?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
.. .
On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 13:18:01 -0700, MCain

wrote:

I'm using Word 2007 and need to put a DRAFT watermark over a table.
The
watermark goes behind the table.

I cannot get it to come to the front no matter what I do. I have
tried
going into the header section and selecting the watermark and choosing
bring
to front.

If I don't have header section selected the bring to front option is
grayed
and not available to use at all.

Nothing I've tried works.


Nothing I've tried works, either -- as long as the DRAFT is anchored
in
the
header. What does work is to cut it from the header and reinsert it in
the
regular text on the page with the table.

I'd say this is a bug, but not likely to be fixed in this version
because
it
doesn't involve loss of data and it does have a workaround, no matter
how
unpalatable. (I don't work for Microsoft, and this is just my educated
guess.)

If the whole document needs the watermark, you'll want to insert
section
breaks
before and after this page, turn off the Link To Previous button in
the
Header &
Footer ribbon for this page and the following section, and paste
copies of
the
watermark back into the headers of the preceding and following
sections.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup
so all may benefit.





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Sorry to be so dumb. But I guess I'm just not following the instructions.

I need the watermark to go across the page in front of a table. The table
has colored columns. When I try to insert WordArt in with the text or copy
and paste it, it messes up the table.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You've been told how it can be done.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"MCain" wrote in message
...
So I'm guessing it can't be done?? :-)

I appreciate everyone's thoughts.



"Jay Freedman" wrote:

I was assuming that at least some of the watermark might stick out above
and
below the table, and it would be best not to have two of them floating
about.

On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 21:11:47 -0500, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"

wrote:

Or, if the watermark doesn't show on the page at all, why not leave well
enough alone and just add the graphic to the page, leaving the invisible
watermark behind?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
.. .
On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 13:18:01 -0700, MCain

wrote:

I'm using Word 2007 and need to put a DRAFT watermark over a table.
The
watermark goes behind the table.

I cannot get it to come to the front no matter what I do. I have
tried
going into the header section and selecting the watermark and choosing
bring
to front.

If I don't have header section selected the bring to front option is
grayed
and not available to use at all.

Nothing I've tried works.


Nothing I've tried works, either -- as long as the DRAFT is anchored
in
the
header. What does work is to cut it from the header and reinsert it in
the
regular text on the page with the table.

I'd say this is a bug, but not likely to be fixed in this version
because
it
doesn't involve loss of data and it does have a workaround, no matter
how
unpalatable. (I don't work for Microsoft, and this is just my educated
guess.)

If the whole document needs the watermark, you'll want to insert
section
breaks
before and after this page, turn off the Link To Previous button in
the
Header &
Footer ribbon for this page and the following section, and paste
copies of
the
watermark back into the headers of the preceding and following
sections.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup
so all may benefit.








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Unless the table is so long that it extends across more than two pages,
there will be at least one paragraph mark on the page that is not inside the
table. Click in that paragraph and paste the watermark.

If any of the text moves, then the watermark has been pasted as "in line
with text"; click the Text Wrapping button and choose "In front of text".
You may have to drag the watermark to the center of the page.

--
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Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

MCain wrote:
Sorry to be so dumb. But I guess I'm just not following the
instructions.

I need the watermark to go across the page in front of a table. The
table has colored columns. When I try to insert WordArt in with the
text or copy and paste it, it messes up the table.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You've been told how it can be done.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"MCain" wrote in message
...
So I'm guessing it can't be done?? :-)

I appreciate everyone's thoughts.



"Jay Freedman" wrote:

I was assuming that at least some of the watermark might stick out
above and
below the table, and it would be best not to have two of them
floating about.

On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 21:11:47 -0500, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"

wrote:

Or, if the watermark doesn't show on the page at all, why not
leave well enough alone and just add the graphic to the page,
leaving the invisible watermark behind?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
...
On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 13:18:01 -0700, MCain

wrote:

I'm using Word 2007 and need to put a DRAFT watermark over a
table. The
watermark goes behind the table.

I cannot get it to come to the front no matter what I do. I
have tried
going into the header section and selecting the watermark and
choosing bring
to front.

If I don't have header section selected the bring to front
option is grayed
and not available to use at all.

Nothing I've tried works.


Nothing I've tried works, either -- as long as the DRAFT is
anchored in
the
header. What does work is to cut it from the header and reinsert
it in the
regular text on the page with the table.

I'd say this is a bug, but not likely to be fixed in this version
because
it
doesn't involve loss of data and it does have a workaround, no
matter how
unpalatable. (I don't work for Microsoft, and this is just my
educated guess.)

If the whole document needs the watermark, you'll want to insert
section
breaks
before and after this page, turn off the Link To Previous button
in the
Header &
Footer ribbon for this page and the following section, and paste
copies of
the
watermark back into the headers of the preceding and following
sections.



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Thank you so much! That worked.



"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Unless the table is so long that it extends across more than two pages,
there will be at least one paragraph mark on the page that is not inside the
table. Click in that paragraph and paste the watermark.

If any of the text moves, then the watermark has been pasted as "in line
with text"; click the Text Wrapping button and choose "In front of text".
You may have to drag the watermark to the center of the page.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

MCain wrote:
Sorry to be so dumb. But I guess I'm just not following the
instructions.

I need the watermark to go across the page in front of a table. The
table has colored columns. When I try to insert WordArt in with the
text or copy and paste it, it messes up the table.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You've been told how it can be done.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"MCain" wrote in message
...
So I'm guessing it can't be done?? :-)

I appreciate everyone's thoughts.



"Jay Freedman" wrote:

I was assuming that at least some of the watermark might stick out
above and
below the table, and it would be best not to have two of them
floating about.

On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 21:11:47 -0500, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"

wrote:

Or, if the watermark doesn't show on the page at all, why not
leave well enough alone and just add the graphic to the page,
leaving the invisible watermark behind?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
...
On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 13:18:01 -0700, MCain

wrote:

I'm using Word 2007 and need to put a DRAFT watermark over a
table. The
watermark goes behind the table.

I cannot get it to come to the front no matter what I do. I
have tried
going into the header section and selecting the watermark and
choosing bring
to front.

If I don't have header section selected the bring to front
option is grayed
and not available to use at all.

Nothing I've tried works.


Nothing I've tried works, either -- as long as the DRAFT is
anchored in
the
header. What does work is to cut it from the header and reinsert
it in the
regular text on the page with the table.

I'd say this is a bug, but not likely to be fixed in this version
because
it
doesn't involve loss of data and it does have a workaround, no
matter how
unpalatable. (I don't work for Microsoft, and this is just my
educated guess.)

If the whole document needs the watermark, you'll want to insert
section
breaks
before and after this page, turn off the Link To Previous button
in the
Header &
Footer ribbon for this page and the following section, and paste
copies of
the
watermark back into the headers of the preceding and following
sections.




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I forgot to mention that I could NOT get it to work with the regular
watermark feature.

Here are the steps that I used:

Click inside your paragraph
Go to WordArt €“ I use Style 2 (which angles across the page)
Choose Font and size
Type your watermark (DRAFT, CONFIDENTIAL, etc) €“ hit OK
This will insert it into the paragraph
Click on it to resize it
Right click and choose €śformat WordArt€ť
In Line Section choose €śno color€ť
In color choose a gray shade then set the transparency slider
Go to Page Layout Tab and click the Text Wrapping button €“ choose €śIn Front
of Text€ť €“ this will send it to the bottom of the page.
Select it and drag it to where you want it.
You can still adjust the color and transparency by right clicking on it and
choosing €śformat WordArt€ť.



"MCain" wrote:

Thank you so much! That worked.



"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Unless the table is so long that it extends across more than two pages,
there will be at least one paragraph mark on the page that is not inside the
table. Click in that paragraph and paste the watermark.

If any of the text moves, then the watermark has been pasted as "in line
with text"; click the Text Wrapping button and choose "In front of text".
You may have to drag the watermark to the center of the page.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

MCain wrote:
Sorry to be so dumb. But I guess I'm just not following the
instructions.

I need the watermark to go across the page in front of a table. The
table has colored columns. When I try to insert WordArt in with the
text or copy and paste it, it messes up the table.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You've been told how it can be done.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"MCain" wrote in message
...
So I'm guessing it can't be done?? :-)

I appreciate everyone's thoughts.



"Jay Freedman" wrote:

I was assuming that at least some of the watermark might stick out
above and
below the table, and it would be best not to have two of them
floating about.

On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 21:11:47 -0500, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"

wrote:

Or, if the watermark doesn't show on the page at all, why not
leave well enough alone and just add the graphic to the page,
leaving the invisible watermark behind?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
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On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 13:18:01 -0700, MCain

wrote:

I'm using Word 2007 and need to put a DRAFT watermark over a
table. The
watermark goes behind the table.

I cannot get it to come to the front no matter what I do. I
have tried
going into the header section and selecting the watermark and
choosing bring
to front.

If I don't have header section selected the bring to front
option is grayed
and not available to use at all.

Nothing I've tried works.


Nothing I've tried works, either -- as long as the DRAFT is
anchored in
the
header. What does work is to cut it from the header and reinsert
it in the
regular text on the page with the table.

I'd say this is a bug, but not likely to be fixed in this version
because
it
doesn't involve loss of data and it does have a workaround, no
matter how
unpalatable. (I don't work for Microsoft, and this is just my
educated guess.)

If the whole document needs the watermark, you'll want to insert
section
breaks
before and after this page, turn off the Link To Previous button
in the
Header &
Footer ribbon for this page and the following section, and paste
copies of
the
watermark back into the headers of the preceding and following
sections.




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Default Watermark won't show on a Table

The built-in watermark is really no different from this. You should be able
to cut or copy and paste that into the document body and change the wrapping
to In Front of Text to get exactly the same effect.

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Words into Type
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"MCain" wrote in message
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I forgot to mention that I could NOT get it to work with the regular
watermark feature.

Here are the steps that I used:

Click inside your paragraph
Go to WordArt - I use Style 2 (which angles across the page)
Choose Font and size
Type your watermark (DRAFT, CONFIDENTIAL, etc) - hit OK
This will insert it into the paragraph
Click on it to resize it
Right click and choose "format WordArt"
In Line Section choose "no color"
In color choose a gray shade then set the transparency slider
Go to Page Layout Tab and click the Text Wrapping button - choose "In
Front
of Text" - this will send it to the bottom of the page.
Select it and drag it to where you want it.
You can still adjust the color and transparency by right clicking on it
and
choosing "format WordArt".



"MCain" wrote:

Thank you so much! That worked.



"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Unless the table is so long that it extends across more than two pages,
there will be at least one paragraph mark on the page that is not
inside the
table. Click in that paragraph and paste the watermark.

If any of the text moves, then the watermark has been pasted as "in
line
with text"; click the Text Wrapping button and choose "In front of
text".
You may have to drag the watermark to the center of the page.

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MCain wrote:
Sorry to be so dumb. But I guess I'm just not following the
instructions.

I need the watermark to go across the page in front of a table. The
table has colored columns. When I try to insert WordArt in with the
text or copy and paste it, it messes up the table.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You've been told how it can be done.

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Words into Type
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"MCain" wrote in message
...
So I'm guessing it can't be done?? :-)

I appreciate everyone's thoughts.



"Jay Freedman" wrote:

I was assuming that at least some of the watermark might stick out
above and
below the table, and it would be best not to have two of them
floating about.

On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 21:11:47 -0500, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"

wrote:

Or, if the watermark doesn't show on the page at all, why not
leave well enough alone and just add the graphic to the page,
leaving the invisible watermark behind?

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
...
On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 13:18:01 -0700, MCain

wrote:

I'm using Word 2007 and need to put a DRAFT watermark over a
table. The
watermark goes behind the table.

I cannot get it to come to the front no matter what I do. I
have tried
going into the header section and selecting the watermark and
choosing bring
to front.

If I don't have header section selected the bring to front
option is grayed
and not available to use at all.

Nothing I've tried works.


Nothing I've tried works, either -- as long as the DRAFT is
anchored in
the
header. What does work is to cut it from the header and reinsert
it in the
regular text on the page with the table.

I'd say this is a bug, but not likely to be fixed in this
version
because
it
doesn't involve loss of data and it does have a workaround, no
matter how
unpalatable. (I don't work for Microsoft, and this is just my
educated guess.)

If the whole document needs the watermark, you'll want to insert
section
breaks
before and after this page, turn off the Link To Previous button
in the
Header &
Footer ribbon for this page and the following section, and paste
copies of
the
watermark back into the headers of the preceding and following
sections.





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I had the same problem, I got around it by highlighting the part of the table that was giving me trouble (not the whole table, as it didn't work this way for some reason) and went to the Design tab and made sure that the SHADING was NO COLOR. I sometimes had to just do it a few lines at a time.

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I'm using Word 2007 and need to put a DRAFT watermark over a table. The
watermark goes behind the table.

I cannot get it to come to the front no matter what I do. I have tried
going into the header section and selecting the watermark and choosing bring
to front.

If I don't have header section selected the bring to front option is grayed
and not available to use at all.

Nothing I've tried works.
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