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Thanks for taking my question -
I have been trying to create our company stationary with our company logo filling the center area of the page. The logo is washed out or 20% opacity. I have tried Watermarking with our custom picture, and it works and looks nice, but is not permanent, it keeps highlighting when you start writing or moving about the page. I tried making it a template but to no avail.  I cannot figure out where I am making my mistake. How can I get this logo image to be a permanent part of the background, uneditable and un-movable ?
Thanks in advance for your help.

Hi Tyler,

I am really stumped as to why this is not working for you.

I don't know what version you are using but in my Word 2007 version going to Page Layout, Watermark, Custom, lets me choose a graphic like a logo, Click Washout, then Apply then OK and it works just fine.

Try a new document and start over to see what happens.

If you still can't accomplish the task try one of the other volunteers, maybe they will have the version of Word you are using.

Good luck.

Dale :-)
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