Google has constantly been rolling out new features for its document creation suite, which consists of Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets. All these services run online, and in order to make them more productive, Google has been adding more options to them every year. In September 2021, Google added support for uploading image watermarks in Google Docs and the feature is now being made easier with support for “Confidential” and “Draft” background text identifiers.
Google Docs Now Supports Custom Watermarks
To use a custom watermark in Google Docs, you can go to Insert > Watermark from the menu bar. This will open a side panel featuring the new text tab next to Image. From here, you can easily insert custom text. You have the ability to customize the text, resize it, bold, italicize, and underline it. You can even adjust the watermark transparency and position it horizontally or diagonally.
Text watermarks will repeat on every page on your document, making it useful for indicating file status, such as “Confidential” or “Draft” before sharing more broadly, no matter the application you use.
For those concerned, Google Docs will preserve text watermarks when importing or exporting Microsoft Word files as well.
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As of now, the feature has not reached all the accounts and is still being rolled out in batches. We tested it on a couple of our accounts and have not received the feature yet. That being said, we can expect the custom watermark feature to arrive to our Google Docs accounts within the next few days. As per Google, the feature will be fully available in the coming weeks for “all Google Workspace customers, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers.”
What are your thoughts on the custom watermark feature for Google Docs? Have you received the new feature on your Google account? Let us know in the comments section below.