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Tutorial: How to Insert Watermarks in Apple Pages on your Mac

Insert Watermark Apple Pages Mac

Watermarks are useful for legal documents or other sensitive documents that you may want to mark as confidential. Typically a watermark is large faint text in the background, with a low opacity so that the content above is still readable. This step by step guide will tell you how to insert watermarks in Apple Pages.

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How to Insert Watermarks in Apple Pages on your Mac

1. Insert a Text Box
2. Type the word Confidential in the box and set the font size and color appropriately
3. Use the Inspector panel to set the Opacity to 30%, choose View -> Show Inspector

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4. With the Text Box object selected (not the text inside it), Rotate the Text Box using the Inspector panel. Click the Metrics button (Ruler symbol) and use the jogging wheel at the bottom of the Inspector panel to set the rotation, or type the angle. (I used 50 degrees)

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5. To rotate any object in Pages, it must be a floating object and not an inline object. Turn wrapping off.

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6. With the Text Box object selected (not the text inside it), choose Arrange -> Send Objects to Background

7. To tell Pages to insert the object on every page of your document, choose Format -> Advanced -> Move Objects to Section Master



  • Mat O’Flynn

    Thank you for this clear and simple tutorial.

  • CG Wagner

    Excellent, thanks!

  • Kim

    Now, how do you delete the watermark from the entire document?

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