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    Creating and RE-USING a watermark (Windows 2000 SR1)

    I want to use a watermark (I have it sitting in a Word document right now) many times over in all the documentation I am writing for a system at work. What do I need to do? Or is it incredibly simple? My initial impression is that I have to create it for each document (using WordArt). Is there another way, so I can save it either as a template or a separate file and just slap it onto the document whenever I want?

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    Re: Creating and RE-USING a watermark (Windows 2000 SR1)

    The easiest way to reuse your creation is to select it and add it as an autotext entry into the Normal.dot template. Then you can retrieve it whenever you like.

    A macro can also do it if you need more functionality/different words to appear in the watermark.
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    Re: Creating and RE-USING a watermark (Windows 2000 SR1)

    Okay, I hate to admit it, but...how do you do that?

    Please, if you can, dummy it waaaaaaay down. <img src=/S/grovel.gif border=0 alt=grovel width=31 height=23>

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    Re: Creating and RE-USING a watermark (Windows 2000 SR1)

    I think this is the easiest way:
    1. create the watermark, just like you always do (as a text box in the header probably).
    2. Select the watermark.
    3. Click on the Insert menu and select AutoText, and then select the New option. (Or you can just click Alt+F3.)
    4. Give your autotext entry a name and click OK.
    That's it. That will save the autotext entry to your Normal template.

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Creating and RE-USING a watermark (Windows 2000 SR1)

    Check out Word 2000 Help. It lays out the process nicely.

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    Re: Creating and RE-USING a watermark (Windows 2000 SR1)

    Thanks, Friday -

    I checked Word help, and all I found was how to slap a watermark into an individual doc. There was no indication (that I saw) of how to save it and reuse it for other docs as well.

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    Re: Creating and RE-USING a watermark (Windows 2000 SR1)

    Hey - thanks a lot!

    That works like a charm!
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