OpenOffice is a free open-source application that features a word processing program called Writer. Writer can open and edit Microsoft Word documents. A watermark is a background image inserted into a document to prevent copying the pages in the document. If your Microsoft Word document contains a watermark, you can use the background editor in OpenOffice Writer to remove the watermark from the Microsoft Word document.
Double-click the OpenOffice Writer icon on your computer.
Select the "File" option from the main OpenOffice Writer toolbar.
Click "Open" and select the Microsoft Word file that contains the watermark you would like to remove.
Select the "Format" option from the main toolbar menu and then click "Page."
Select the "Background" option.
Select "Color" from the "As" drop-down menu.
Select the "No Fill" option to remove the watermark from the Word document.