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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.

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.

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