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How can I lock the position of a Watermark in the background without it being
moved if margins (left or right) are changed?

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Jan Bart
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Hi Jan Bart,

I understand that you want to lock the position of a watermark in Microsoft Word so that it stays in the same place even if you change the margins. Here's how you can do it:
  1. Insert your watermark by going to the "Design" tab and clicking on "Watermark" in the "Page Background" group.
  2. Choose the watermark you want to use and insert it into your document.
  3. Right-click on the watermark and select "Format Picture" from the drop-down menu.
  4. In the "Format Picture" pane, click on the "Layout & Properties" tab.
  5. Under the "Properties" section, check the box next to "Lock anchor."
  6. Click on the "Advanced" button next to "Lock anchor" and select "Don't move object" from the drop-down menu.
  7. Click "OK" to close the "Advanced Layout" dialog box.
  8. Click "Close" to close the "Format Picture" pane.

Now your watermark is locked in place and won't move if you change the margins. If you need to move the watermark, you can unlock it by following the same steps and unchecking the "Lock anchor" box.
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Default Watermark moves with margins

Excelerate-nl wrote:
How can I lock the position of a Watermark in the background without
it being moved if margins (left or right) are changed?

Thank you for responding,

Jan Bart


- Open the header pane (because watermarks are anchored to headers, so the
header pane must be active to get access to the watermark).

- Right-click the watermark and choose Format WordArt or Format Picture (one
or the other will be on the context menu).

- In the dialog, click the Layout tab, and click the Advanced button there.

- Change the alignment from "centered relative to Margin" to "centered
relative to Page".

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Default Watermark moves with margins

Jay, thanks so much for this tip...I was tearing my hair out!
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Default Watermark moves with margins

I just wanted to let you that 1 1/2 years after you posted this it is still
helping people. It saved me from about an hour of frustration.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Excelerate-nl wrote:
How can I lock the position of a Watermark in the background without
it being moved if margins (left or right) are changed?

Thank you for responding,

Jan Bart


- Open the header pane (because watermarks are anchored to headers, so the
header pane must be active to get access to the watermark).

- Right-click the watermark and choose Format WordArt or Format Picture (one
or the other will be on the context menu).

- In the dialog, click the Layout tab, and click the Advanced button there.

- Change the alignment from "centered relative to Margin" to "centered
relative to Page".

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
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Default Watermark moves with margins

I used this to fix the bottom margin, but it did not fix the top one. Any
other ideas? Btw, I'm using Office 2003...


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You're welcome!

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On Thu, 11 Feb 2010 17:26:01 -0800, David Quiroz David
wrote:

I just wanted to let you that 1 1/2 years after you posted this it is still
helping people. It saved me from about an hour of frustration.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Excelerate-nl wrote:
How can I lock the position of a Watermark in the background without
it being moved if margins (left or right) are changed?

Thank you for responding,

Jan Bart

- Open the header pane (because watermarks are anchored to headers, so the
header pane must be active to get access to the watermark).

- Right-click the watermark and choose Format WordArt or Format Picture (one
or the other will be on the context menu).

- In the dialog, click the Layout tab, and click the Advanced button there.

- Change the alignment from "centered relative to Margin" to "centered
relative to 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.



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Default Watermark moves with margins

I used this to fix the bottom margin, but it did not fix the top one. Any
other ideas? Btw, I'm using Office 2003...


"Jay Freedman" wrote:

You're welcome!

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
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newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Thu, 11 Feb 2010 17:26:01 -0800, David Quiroz David
wrote:

I just wanted to let you that 1 1/2 years after you posted this it is still
helping people. It saved me from about an hour of frustration.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Excelerate-nl wrote:
How can I lock the position of a Watermark in the background without
it being moved if margins (left or right) are changed?

Thank you for responding,

Jan Bart

- Open the header pane (because watermarks are anchored to headers, so the
header pane must be active to get access to the watermark).

- Right-click the watermark and choose Format WordArt or Format Picture (one
or the other will be on the context menu).

- In the dialog, click the Layout tab, and click the Advanced button there.

- Change the alignment from "centered relative to Margin" to "centered
relative to 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.



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Default Watermark moves with margins

Did you set the alignment as both horizontally and vertically centered?

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I used this to fix the bottom margin, but it did not fix the top one. Any
other ideas? Btw, I'm using Office 2003...


"Jay Freedman" wrote:

You're welcome!

--
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.

On Thu, 11 Feb 2010 17:26:01 -0800, David Quiroz David
wrote:

I just wanted to let you that 1 1/2 years after you posted this it is
still
helping people. It saved me from about an hour of frustration.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Excelerate-nl wrote:
How can I lock the position of a Watermark in the background without
it being moved if margins (left or right) are changed?

Thank you for responding,

Jan Bart

- Open the header pane (because watermarks are anchored to headers, so
the
header pane must be active to get access to the watermark).

- Right-click the watermark and choose Format WordArt or Format
Picture (one
or the other will be on the context menu).

- In the dialog, click the Layout tab, and click the Advanced button
there.

- Change the alignment from "centered relative to Margin" to "centered
relative to 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.



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Did you set the alignment as both horizontally and vertically centered?

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Fairhope, Alabama USA
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I used this to fix the bottom margin, but it did not fix the top one. Any
other ideas? Btw, I'm using Office 2003...


"Jay Freedman" wrote:

You're welcome!

--
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.

On Thu, 11 Feb 2010 17:26:01 -0800, David Quiroz David
wrote:

I just wanted to let you that 1 1/2 years after you posted this it is
still
helping people. It saved me from about an hour of frustration.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Excelerate-nl wrote:
How can I lock the position of a Watermark in the background without
it being moved if margins (left or right) are changed?

Thank you for responding,

Jan Bart

- Open the header pane (because watermarks are anchored to headers, so
the
header pane must be active to get access to the watermark).

- Right-click the watermark and choose Format WordArt or Format
Picture (one
or the other will be on the context menu).

- In the dialog, click the Layout tab, and click the Advanced button
there.

- Change the alignment from "centered relative to Margin" to "centered
relative to 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.



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