Watermark in PowerPoint

A watermark is usually added to your content to protect it from unauthorized copying. In this article you will learn how to insert a watermark onto your PowerPoint slides.

1. Add watermark to all your presentations with iSpring

If you need to protect a stack of presentations, and labeling each of them individually in PowerPoint sounds extremely painful, there is a much simpler way. Add a watermark image to all of your presentations that you want to protect.

For this operation you would need:

  1. One or more PowerPoint presentations.
  2. A watermark image (.jpg .gif or .png). The image can also have a transparent background.
  3. A copy of an iSpring authoring tool.

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Download a fully-functional iSpring Suite free trial
  2. Open a PowerPoint presentation.
  3. Click Publish on the iSpring panel.
  4. Switch to the Protection tab.
  5. Check the checkbox Add watermark. Browse for a picture, set Position and adjust Transparency if needed. Also you can set a hyperlink to the watermark image.

    Protection dialog, iSpring Publish window

    Note: The logo image can’t be resized at this step. Please do it to the original image prior to attaching the picture if it appears too big or too small on a slide. The slide dimensions of a standard PowerPoint presentation are 720 x 540 pixels.

  6. Then click Publish and check out the result.

    Presentation with Watermark

Download ↓ presentation and logo .zip and try it out yourself!

Other than a watermark, you can also use other protection features provided by iSpring. See the overview video on the iSpring YouTube channel.

2. Add watermark using PowerPoint

You can insert a picture into your presentation and make it transparent. It will become a watermark that will overlap your slides when you are presenting them. In order to add one picture to all slides, use Slide Master. Follow these steps:

Watermark in PowerPoint 2013

  1. Open your presentation that you want to add a watermark to.

  2. Go to VIEW and click Slide Master.

    Slide Master button

  3. Switch to the INSERT tab and click Shapes. Then select a rectangular form.

    Shapes button

  4. Right click on the shape and select Format Shape…

  5. On the right panel choose Picture or texture fill and browse for a picture File.

    Format Picture pane

  6. Select a picture that you want to attach from your computer and add it on the slide.

  7. Resize the shape to conform to the picture’s dimensions or check the option Tile picture as texture to constrain the picture’s size and proportions.

  8. Ex out from Slide Master to the normal presentation view and check if a watermark was added correctly.

Watermark in PowerPoint 2010

  1. Open your presentation that you want to add a watermark to.

  2. Go to View and click Slide Master.

    Slide Master button

  3. Switch to the Insert tab and click Shapes. Then select a rectangular form.

    Shapes button

  4. Right click on the shape and select Format Shape…

  5. In the Format Picture window choose Picture or texture fill and browse for a picture File.

    Format Picture window

  6. Select a picture that you want to attach from your computer and add it on the slide.

  7. Resize the shape to conform to the picture’s dimensions or check the option Tile picture as texture to constrain picture’s size and proportions.

  8. Ex out from Slide Master to the normal presentation view and check if a watermark was added correctly.

Watermark in PowerPoint 2007

  1. Open your presentation that you want to add a watermark to.

  2. Go to View and click Slide Master.

  3. Switch to the Insert tab and click Shapes. Then select a rectangular form.

    Shapes button

  4. Right click on the shape and select Format Shape…

  5. In the Format Picture window, choose Picture or texture fill and browse for a picture File.

    Format Picture window

  6. Select a picture that you want to attach from your computer and add it on the slide.

  7. Resize the shape to conform to the picture’s dimensions or check the option Tile picture as texture to constrain the picture’s size and proportions.

  8. Ex out from Slide Master to the normal presentation view and check if a watermark was added correctly.

Another way of adding a watermark is to add a background image (if you want to add a big watermark). Right click anywhere on an empty slide area in a Slide Master view and select Format Background. The rest of this procedure is the same as of the above tutorial. It will add an image that will fill the entire slide area.

FAQ

iSpring authoring tools are immensely valued by our customers because of the powerful content protection features.

Why do we recommend protecting your presentations with iSpring’s watermark but not a PowerPoint master slide or a background image with transparency? Because a violator can easily remove the logo image from the original PowerPoint presentation, even if it was saved as a .ppsx format (PowerPoint slide show). With iSpring’s presentation converted to Flash or HTML5 formats, watermark removal is nearly possible.

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