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How to add a watermark using Acrobat DC
Last Updated 2 months ago

Adding a watermark to your document can be done using Adobe Acrobat DC. This cannot be done using the Adobe Acrobat reader. If you do not see the watermark feature, please contact IT to make sure you have Acrobat DC installed and licensed.


  1. Open the PDF you wish to add a watermark to in Acrobat DC
  2. Go to Tools -> Edit PDF
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  3. Click on the "Watermark" option then "Add"
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  4. On the next screen you can choose the options for the watermark
  5. Click on the OK button to save

** If you choose a file (logo for example), it has to be a JPEG or BMP file
** If you want the image to blend in the background, choose between 30-50% Opacity
** Always keep the checkbox "Scale relative to target page" to 50%




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