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How to Remove a Word Watermark in OpenOffice

Updated February 21, 2017

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. Double-click the OpenOffice Writer icon on your computer.

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

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

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

  5. Select the "Background" option.

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

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

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Since 1992 Matt McGew has provided content for on and offline businesses and publications. Previous work has appeared in the "Los Angeles Times," Travelocity and "GQ Magazine." McGew specializes in search engine optimization and has a Master of Arts in journalism from New York University.

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