Believe it or not, the post office is capable of mailing a real letter! Letter writing in this era of email is slowly becoming a lost art. However, if you had some nice stationery to write on, you might be more willing to write letters. Even if you want to ‘write’ your letter on your computer, learning how to do so with some nice self-designed stationery would be nice.
Watermarks are the very lightly printed backgrounds on a piece of paper or stationery. You can create your own custom stationery with a watermark to print out independently or with a typed document using word quite simply. Here’s how:
1. Click Format from the menus in Word
2. Click Background –> Printed Watermark
3. Click the “Picture Watermark” radio button
4. Click “Select Picture” button
5. Find the photo or graphic you want to use for the watermark and double-click on it. (Scenery and/or flower photos work great)
6. Click OK
You can use this same technique to create a text watermark for the background of a document as well. For example, you might want to have the words “SAMPLE” or “DRAFT” printed behind a sample contract or other document. Using the watermark makes it easy to apply this type of text easily on all your pages.
Lastly, to add more flare to your stationery, visit your local stationery or office store to pick out some nice quality paper in a color you like, then print the watermark on the back of it and keep it in a box for quick notes. If you do type over the watermark in a personal note, be sure to take advantage of your color printer to create a nice colored font in a casual script style.