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Add PDF Watermark by Text

A watermark is a text or an image that appears either above or behind existing document content. For example, you might want to apply a “TOP SECRET” watermark to pages with sensitive information. You can specify the page or range of pages on which each watermark appears.

To add a PDF Watermark by Text or Change the Properties for Watermark by Text, Choose Insert > Add Watermark by Text, or from Standard Toolbar inside PDFill, click the Watermark by Text icon:

Here is the list of the properties:

Watermark by Text onto PDF Page Click the button to show Watermark by Text onto PDF Page
Preview Page Use the Preview Page option to see different pages of the PDF.
Text Properties:


Select a string from the text box or type a new string into the String box.

Font Encode

Click here to see the listed links to international graphical representations, and textual listings, of each of the Windows codepages that PDFill supports.

Font Name

Some font is empty for the selected Font Encode. You must play with several fonts to see if it works inside PDFill.

Font Enbed Font Embedding allows the fonts used in the creation of a text string to travel with that PDF document, ensuring that a user sees that text string exactly as the designer intended them to be seen. But, it requires bigger PDF file size. There are 3 options: Auto, NOT Embedded and Embedded.

Font Style

Font Regular, Bold, Italic and Bold Italic.

Font Color The color of the text.

Font Size

The size of the Font. If EMPTY or 0, font size will be decided automatically by "Scale to Page"

Stroke Type

Select text draw type:  Fill, Stroke and Fill Stroke,

Stroke Color The color of the stroke
Stroke Size The percentage of the actual Font Size
Alignment Text Alignment in horizontal direction:  Left, Central and Right
UnderLine A single line along the bottom of text
StrikeThrough A line in the middle of the text
Transparency The transparency of the text.
Position Properties:  
Scale to Page Click this option to decide the font size automatically


The rotation degree from 3 clock relative to the Text Box center

Vertical Distance The vertical distance from Top, Center and Bottom
Horizontal Distance The horizontal distance from Left, Center and Right
Pages Not Shown:

Enter the pages that watermark is not shown.  For example: 1, 6, 3-7, even, odd.


It will show on the Foreground or Background of the PDF document.

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