How to Remove a PowerPoint Watermark

Updated February 21, 2017

Microsoft PowerPoint allows you to use watermarks in slides and graphics. You can remove watermarks without affecting your overall design. Finding a watermark can be tricky, however, if it's faint or grouped with an image. If the watermark you want to remove appears on all slides, it helps to check the slide master first. Watermarks may be removed for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the watermark is obsolete and needs to be replaced with a newer image or text. Sometimes watermarks can cause an obstruction. Or you may simply want to use the original design.

Open the PowerPoint file that you want to modify, and scroll through each slide to find watermarks.

Click the watermark on your page. If you have trouble selecting it, right-click the watermark. A pop-up menu appears. Point to "Bring to Front," click "Bring to Front" and then click the watermark.

Press the "Delete" key. The watermark is removed.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 to remove additional watermarks.

Open the PowerPoint file that contains watermarks.

On the "View" tab in the "Master Views" group, click "Slide Master." You are directed to the slide master.

Click the "Slides" tab in the task pane to view the slide master as thumbnails.

Select the slide master thumbnail containing a watermark.

Go to your page and click the watermark. Press the "Delete" key to remove it.

Open the PowerPoint file and find the image that contains the watermark.

Right-click the image, point to "Group" and then click "Ungroup."

Click the watermark on the image. Right-click the image if you have problems selecting the watermark. Point to "Send to Back," click "Send to Back" and then click the watermark.

Press the "Delete" key to remove the watermark.

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