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I have installed the draftwatermark package, but 'DRAFT' comes horizontaly in my document, not in diagonal. The same happens with the draftcopy package. Furthermore, modifying the angle option in either package only changes the vertical position of the DRAFT mention.

Can anybody help?

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MiKTeX Problem Report
Message: Some PostScript specials could not be rendered.
Data: Error: /undefined in pgfo
Operand stack:
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Execution stack:
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Dictionary stack:
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Current allocation mode is local
MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript  9.00: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Dvi\Ghostscript.cpp
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OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
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Since you haven’t shown us your code, nor your LaTeX configuration (which processor do you use …) we can only guess. This should work, and does for me. – Konrad Rudolph Jun 16 '11 at 16:12
The answers to tex.stackexchange.com/questions/439/… are relevant to this question. – Charles Stewart Jun 17 '11 at 7:54
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Try using the background package.

Simple \usepackage{background} in the preamble should be enough.

I have just realised that I want to thank Mr. Medina, who is an active member here, for this very useful package!

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The UK Tex FAQ has guidance on this: ‘Watermarks’ on every page. The eso-pic package, from those options, is documented in a blog post, How to insert watermark in LaTeX.

In addition to those recommendations, the watermark package provides flexibility. Take a look at the ncccropmark documentation for an example of its use.

Note that these packages tend to work only with the DVI backend or the PDF backend, not both.

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+1 for the eso-pic blog post link as it contains fairly succinct code that works with pdflatex. – atomicules Oct 19 '11 at 8:16

For my document I've needed watermark with timestamp and version control system revision id. My solution is: 1) generate single page pdf with watermark, I've used simple ruby script and prawn gem for pdf generation. 2) add watermark pdf as background for document pdf using pdftk.

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Many thanks for your answers which contain many useful tips,

It seems the problem is with the latest version of Yap: the .dvi file generated here is read with a horizontal draft sign, but read at home, the sign appears as it should in italics

So I'll wait for the next version!



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As I wrote in my first comment: "Assuming that you are trying to view the dvi in YAP: Switch in the view menu to the dvips render method. You can set this render method permanently in the options." – Ulrike Fischer Jun 23 '11 at 9:16
thanks thanks thanks Ulrike, that's it, you're the best!! – Armor Jun 24 '11 at 9:07

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