Issue 22405 - Feature request: An easy way to create watermarks with text
Summary: Feature request: An easy way to create watermarks with text
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: 641
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 13 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: ms_interoperability, oooqa, rfe_eval_ok
: 2466 18275 49301 (view as issue list)
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Blocks: 22482
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Reported: 2003-11-13 04:50 UTC by capstone737
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:41 UTC (History)
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Description capstone737 2003-11-13 04:50:34 UTC
I have just spent a few hours working out how to create a watermark with the
word "Draft" on a document. The OOo help screens didn't talk about TEXT
watermarks at all and only referred to Color or Graphic watermarks. I wanted the
word "draft" to be diagonally across the page and the only way that I could see
to be able to do that would be to create a graphic mage with the diagonal text
and insert it as a watermark. This is needlessly complicated for WP users and
most of our users would need help in doing this.

One way that I did find was:

1. Select/Create document
2. Insert-Frame. Select size/position/anchor point etc if required.
3. Select Borders tab.
4. Choose Line-Style-None.
5. Choose Wrap tab.
6. Select "Through" and "In background".
7. Click OK.
8. Click once in the new frame. Type required text and format it how you
would like.
9. Highlight text, right click on it and select Character.
10. Select Font Effects tab and choose font colour. Select font colour.
Grey 10% - 30% would probably be ideal.

However, with this method I have not found a way of moving the text so it writes
diagonally across the page. 

Again, this is needlessly tedious and difficult for most users. Watermarks are
very common in business circles and we use the often here. A simpler and easier
method - perhaps a wizard or the like - would be a very good feature.
Comment 1 mci 2003-11-13 07:29:09 UTC
reassigned to bh
Comment 2 Unknown 2003-11-15 20:20:31 UTC
*** This issue has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-12-28 10:12:47 UTC
Please check relation to issue 18771!

Comment 4 grsingleton 2003-12-28 13:08:30 UTC
Not related to 18771. This issue is concerned only with improving the existing
methodology for creating text based page backgrounds. Trying to tie it to the M$
kluge of doing this via the header field as describe in 18771 is a mistake that
MUST not be perpetuated.
Comment 5 lohmaier 2004-10-23 14:48:51 UTC
this is actually a duplicate of issue 2466, but since this issue has more votes
I keep it and mark the other one as duplicate.
Setting version to that of issue 2466, setting keywords, OS,platform ALL
Comment 6 lohmaier 2004-10-23 14:52:40 UTC
*** Issue 2466 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 kami911 2005-07-17 10:15:49 UTC
Any news about this enhancement?
Comment 8 ace_dent 2007-05-30 17:29:06 UTC
*** Issue 18275 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 georgeen 2007-08-24 15:17:34 UTC
Yes, I was trying the same as described and is a pain, but to improve the
requirement, should have the option to put a Fontwork object as a water mark,
this can be a very potent option that covers the simple text option. I imagine
that: I put a fontwork and I right click on my fontwork and have the option of
"put as a water mark" or "In background" and even the option to be a background
for all pages or only odd o even pages. Of course in the background page's
properties has into the combobox  the fontwork option and I can specify a new
fontwork (then a wizard or fontwork dialog) or a existing one in the same
document or import a fontwork object from another OO document. The transparency
and other things (position, rotation, etc) can be done via fontwork's object
Comment 10 ace_dent 2008-06-28 01:11:20 UTC
*** Issue 49301 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 lendo 2010-02-02 12:00:10 UTC
The new printerpullpages (released in OOo 3.3) has many good enhancements and it
should be improved by the possibility of inserting simple text watermarks (maybe
in a new tab "Watermarks"). Are the developers of printerpullpages aware of this
Comment 12 mfn 2010-02-12 22:43:51 UTC
Integrating this feature in the new Print Dialog would be great.
If it's possible to export it from there as PDF it would be
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious :P