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Watermark in Excel

Watermark in Excel (insert / remove)

Branding is an important topic for companies nowadays. No matter if it is for the external effect or for internal presentations – the own logo belongs on every worksheet. Therefore, in this article we would like to take a closer look at how to insert a watermark in Excel and what you should pay attention to. Because not every watermark makes sense and looks good. On the contrary, a watermark can also quickly create a lot of clutter and reduce the clarity of the data. A good preparation of the watermark is therefore particularly important, so that it also looks good in Excel!

Edit Excel watermark correctly in advance:

Inserting watermarks has a disadvantage, because the image cannot be edited further. The default size of the image is adopted 1:1. Therefore, if you only embed your logo, you will quickly realize that this is not a good idea, because the logo is repeated very often. This not only looks good, but also quickly appears confusing. You should also think about the background color of the watermark. Strong colors can make it difficult to see data in the worksheet.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Open Microsoft Excel
  • Switch to the “Page Layout” tab
  • Click on “Background” in the “Page setup” group
  • Choose a source for your image, e.g. from your computer or from Bing image search
  • Select the appropriate image and paste it into the page
  • Done!

This is how to remove a watermark in Excel:

  • Switch to the “Page layout” tab
  • Click on “Clear background” in the “Page setup” group

Making the necessary settings in Excel is very simple. Rather, the correct preparation of the image is important in this topic, so that it looks good in the end. In our opinion, it would be useful here if Excel provided more editing options, so that not so much trial & error is necessary to bring about a good-looking result. Nevertheless, we hope that the tutorial has helped you. For more tips, feel free to check out our other Excel tutorials!

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