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Q: Using an MSWORD feature - watermark, header, table ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Using an MSWORD feature - watermark, header, table
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: jimelliott-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 28 Oct 2004 20:27 PDT
Expires: 27 Nov 2004 19:27 PST
Question ID: 421496
An issue with MSWORD - MSWORD 2002 10.2627.2625

If I use a table (for format control) in the documents header, the 
watermark -(DRAFT) for instance - is shifted to the very top of
and left of the document, partly off of the page.  

Is there a fix or is this a bug??
Subject: Re: Using an MSWORD feature - watermark, header, table
Answered By: hammer-ga on 29 Oct 2004 05:42 PDT
The watermark is a floating object. When you put a table in your
Header, the watermark gets "anchored" into the first table cell and
starts trying to position itself inside that cell.

To fix:
1. Delete the table from your header. This should also make the Watermark go away.
2. In the Header, press Enter to create a blank line. Then, add your
table to the Header.
3. Close the Header and insert your Watermark. The watermark should
now appear in the right place.

If having the blank line is an issue, you can set the font size for
that line to something tiny, like 2, and it will occupy almost no

Search Strategy
I searched the web for specific information on this problem, but did
not turn up anything. I did find some information about how Word 2000+
positions floating objects (like watermarks) differently from earlier
versions, which gave me enough of a clue to replicate the problem on
my copy of Word and find a solution.

- Hammer
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