How to Add Watermark to A PDF File

Watermarks in PDF files signify ownership of the document and discourage copying. With Adobe Acrobat, you can insert text or image to use as a watermark. You are flexible to watermark PDF with file names, company logos, signatures and product pictures etc. Adobe Acrobat can add watermark to an entire PDF document or individual pages of the file.

Below are simple steps for how to add watermark to PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Instructions:
1. Open PDF File in Adobe Acrobat Pro
Launch Adobe Acrobat Pro and click “Open” to add the PDF file that you would like to insert text or image to use as a watermark.

Add Watermark to A PDF File

2. Go to the Add Watermark Dialog
Click “Tool” in the main menu of Adobe Acrobat. Select “Pages” in the appeared drop-down menu. Click “Watermark” and then “Add Watermark” to go to the Add Watermark dialog.

Add Watermark to A PDF File

3. Insert Text to Watermark PDF
To insert a text watermark, select the “Text” option and enter your text in the field provided. Adobe Acrobat allows you to customize the font size, color.

Add Watermark to A PDF File

4. Insert Image to Watermark PDF
To insert a image watermark, select the “File” option and click “Browse” to add an image you would like to use as watermark. Adobe Acrobat is compatible with JPEG and BMP image formats as well as PDF file formats.

Add Watermark to A PDF File

5. Customize Watermark if Needed
Adobe Acrobat provides features that let you customize the appearance of watermark. Click one of the “Rotation” radio buttons to adjust the orientation of watermark on the page. Click and drag the “Opacity” slider to adjust the transparency of watermark.

6. Apply Watermark to PDF Document
After done all settings, click “OK” to apply text or image watermark to Your PDF document.