How to Remove a Word Watermark in OpenOffice

Written by matt mcgew
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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.

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  1. 1

    Double-click the OpenOffice Writer icon on your computer.

  2. 2

    Select the "File" option from the main OpenOffice Writer toolbar.

  3. 3

    Click "Open" and select the Microsoft Word file that contains the watermark you would like to remove.

  4. 4

    Select the "Format" option from the main toolbar menu and then click "Page."

  5. 5

    Select the "Background" option.

  6. 6

    Select "Color" from the "As" drop-down menu.

  7. 7

    Select the "No Fill" option to remove the watermark from the Word document.

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