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Can I print text over a watermarked picture?

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I would like to print a picture or collage of pictures with text over it. I don’t want the picture to be regular, I want it to be visible but like a watermark. 

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There are a couple of ways to do this - mostly you need to be sensitive to the limitation that the printer doesn't like to print on colored paper (or paper on which there are already photos / images).   You want to create the "document" with the watermarked photo, add your text to the document.


Once the document is saved, you can print it on white paper.


First Option > Scan in the group of photos or the photo collage - save it as a single .jpg (image file).

Continue with the general instructions as explained...

Create the Word document > add the Watermark photo > add text (document content) > save > print


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Yes, Word can do this.

You will likely want to create the "collage" of photos first, that is, create a .jpg file with the photo(s) in the one file.

If you don't have fancy photo software to do this, you can create a .jpg file using Paint (mspaint) .


Some Basic Instructions - Insert a Watermark file into a document


Open one of the photos in Paint.

Shrink the view down to 50% and stretch out the side and bottom.

Click Paste (down arrow) > Paste From > Paste from file.

Select and "insert" the (next) photo.

While it is still "active", drag it to right or down to bottom.

Repeat with another photo... that is, Paste From > Paste from file > paste and move into position.

Save the photos as a new filename (Photos_1.jpg)


Open Word > New document

Set the Layout (Size, margins, orientation)

Tab Design > Watermark > Custom Watermark

Select "Picture watermark"

Find and select that saved Photos file > insert the file.

Click "Washout" to blend the Photos file into the background.


Click Auto OR pick a size.

Click OK


If you don't like the file or the size, Click to Undo


If you change your mind about the Watermark in the document,

Design > Watermark > Remove Watermark








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