How to Remove a Draft Document From Word

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How to Remove a Draft Document From Word
Microsoft Word uses watermarks to mark documents as drafts. (drafts image by timur1970 from Fotolia.com)

A draft document is a document that is not finalised. Microsoft Word uses watermarks to mark documents as drafts. The watermark may be a text or an image. Watermarks appear in the background of a page and are visible in Web, Print and Reading Layout views. When you insert a draft watermark, it is applied to each page and printed with your document. You cannot access the watermark directly on your page to remove or edit it.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the document containing the draft watermark.

  2. 2

    Select the "Page Layout" tab from the ribbon.

  3. 3

    Choose "Watermark" from the "Page Background" group. Then select "Remove Watermark" from the drop-down list.

  1. 1

    Select "Format," "Background" and "Printed Watermark" from the toolbar.

  2. 2

    Choose "No Watermark" in "Printed Watermark" dialogue box.

  3. 3

    Click "OK" to remove the draft.

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