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2 Converting from WordPerfect to Word: Getting rid of WP watermarks

A friend of mine was about to tear her (expensively and enviably coiffed) hair out the other day — she’d copied over some text from an old Wordperfect document into Word to start a new document, but for some reason couldn’t get rid of the DRAFT watermark.

It’s not like she didn’t know how to delete watermarks in Word; all you have to do (in Word 2007, which is what she’s working with) is go to the Page Layout tab, click on the Watermark button, and choose Remove Watermark at the bottom of the menu.

But she did that … and there was STILL this big ol’ word DRAFT stuck behind the text! Like so:

If you’ve either retrieved or copied your old WordPerfect documents into Word as a conversion method (something I suggested in an earlier post), you may have run across a similar situation. Here’s why it’s so messed up.

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Creating watermarks

You’re circulating a draft of a brief — the key word there being “draft.”  You want to make sure no one mistakes it for something that needs to be filed or, worse, has been filed.

Sure, you could scrawl DRAFT in red ink on the top of the first page.  But, hey, you’re too classy for that, right?

Here’s how to put a nice watermark “DRAFT” on every page so nobody’s confused: