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draftwatermark works with scrbook only in draft mode, however in this mode figures are not inserted. If I use the final mode, figures are inserted but the watermark does not show up.

 Hello Boulder
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You can try to use some other similar packages. Harish named already one, but you will get errors, if you use scrpage2. I had no problems with Ahmed Musa’s earlier creation draftmark (xwatermark’s predecessor), but I put draft as package option, not in documentclass. – Speravir Sep 23 '12 at 0:44

From your question, I understand that you want to put a watermark and that water mark is an image. But when do you want the watermark - in draft or the final version - is not clear. However, the package xwatermark from Ahmed Musa (Who is active in this forum) is better in handling such cases.

The abstract of the xwatermark documentation:

The xwatermark package puts user-supplied watermarks (graphics and/or arbitrary texts) on se- lect pages of documents using user-friendly key-value interfaces. It has more functionality and dy- namism than, for example, the packages draftcopy, draftwatermark, watermark, draftmark, wallpaper. More than one (graphics and/or text) watermark can be placed jointly or independ- ently on the same document page or on select pages. Watermarks can be placed in the page background or foreground, and watermarks can conveniently be placed on select pages as rectan- gular or square tiles, depending on the user’s choice. Some utility macros, namely, \xwmminipage, \xwmcolorbox, \makecolobox and \fancypagenos are also provided by the package for handy use in creating watermarks and for other uses. Watermarks (especially wallpapers) take their toll on computer resources, especially speed and save stack size. The packages in the xwatermark bundle (and beyond) have been optimized as much as currently possible. In many instances more than one run of the document will be needed to get the watermarks on the desired pages, especially if the user calls \lastdocpage to get the last page of the document.

However, the xwatermark has some incompatibilities with scrpage2 as noted by speravir in his answer to this question.

For just text as the watermark, one can use

% \usepackage{draftwatermark}
\usepackage[draft=true,allpages=true,fontfamily=cmr,angle=90,scale=0.2,mark={\fboxsep=35pt\fboxrule=0pt\relax\fbox{-- DRAFT -- }},
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  % Requires \usepackage{graphicx}
  \caption{My figure}\label{fig}

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No, the watermark is not an image it is a simple text, such as DRAFT – victor Sep 23 '12 at 0:23
Ok,thanks, I guess this works, though I am worried that so many packages had to be installed by Miktex. – victor Sep 23 '12 at 0:38
Note, that there’s a potential issues between xwatermark and scrpage2, cf. my answer (at the end): What packages are incompatible with KOMA-Script. – Speravir Sep 23 '12 at 0:38
@Speravir: Thanks. Good to note. I will add a note in the answer regarding this issue. Any how, victor won't be using it (looking at his requirements). – Harish Kumar Sep 23 '12 at 0:44
@victor: What do you mean? (English is not my natural language.) Do you refer to Kurt’s comment under your question? Well, you should go through all of your questions and pick the answer, that helped you the most. You should see on the left of every answer below the pen quills (up- and downvote arrows) a gray hook, which turns into green, when you click on it. That’s exactly the process of accepting an answer. – Speravir Sep 23 '12 at 2:52

Another option is to use the background package:

\usepackage{lipsum}% just to generate text for the example


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