A watermark is a background image that appears transparently over another image. On PowerPoint, it is possible to place a watermark on each slide to protect the contents of the copy by giving it an owner. Inserting a watermark in a PowerPoint slide show gives it a professional dimension. This article is a step-by-step guide to embed watermark in PowerPoint.
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What is a PowerPoint watermark?
A PowerPoint watermark is an image or text made transparent to embed on the background of a slide. The watermark then appears in the background of the content of each page.
Usually, it allows you to add an indication of the nature of the content of the presentation. If the latter is in the process of being designed, the watermark may then mention “draft”. If the presentation is not intended to be shared, a watermark indicating “not intended for distribution” may appear transparently on all pages. Finally, if the PowerPoint presentation contains sensitive content, the word “confidential” watermark will protect it.
Why use a PowerPoint watermark?
As mentioned, adding a watermark to PowerPoint generally helps protect sensitive or confidential information of the company producing the presentation. Although it is also possible to protect access to a PowerPoint document, the watermark more precisely protects image content and / or graphics that are owned by the company and embedded on a PowerPoint slide. Thus, it indicates that the documents are required to remain in a restricted framework, even if they are required to be shared (via a screenshot or video recording of an oral presentation).
More broadly, the use of a PowerPoint watermark brings an additional degree of professional legitimacy to the company or brand behind the presentation. Elements of differentiation, such as a logo or any other component of the company’s graphic charter can be transformed into a watermark to assert the intellectual property of the content of the slideshow.
How to insert watermark on PowerPoint?
- Click on the “Display” tab.
- Go to “Slide master”.
- Add the text or image element of the watermark.
- Exit “Mask” mode.
Click on the “Display” tab
PowerPoint does not have a dedicated feature for adding watermarks on slides. To add an image or a background text as a watermark, you must first go to the “View” tab of the PowerPoint menu banner. This section is designed to support general slide display settings.
Go to “Slide master”
In this tab, the user must select “Slide master”. Then, he must go to the first slide of the slideshow to integrate a text or image element.
Add the text or image element of the watermark
To integrate text on the first slide of the slideshow, click on “Insert”, then on “Text zone”. To add an image, go to “Insert”, then to “Images”. The user can then modify the text or the image to the desired look.
Exit “Mask” mode
Once the text or background image displays the desired appearance, just click “Close Mask” to return to the main design menu.
If the user wants to adjust the appearance of the PowerPoint watermark, they have to re-open the “View” tab, then click on “Slide Master”. He can then edit the element from the “Colors” and “Fonts” sections.
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