TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm want to put a repeated short text on the whole page as watermark... I've read the xwatermark guide but didn't find anything helpful.

Any idea how to handle that?

share|improve this question
Related: Watermark image. – Werner Nov 8 '12 at 19:45

How's this for starters?

\newcommand{\shorttextwatermark}{draft }

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
thanx azetina thats exactly what im talking about... i actually got an error: no pagespecifier in watermark attributes:||allpages, tilexsize... I will have to read the manual. Thanx again you helped alot:) – anton Nov 8 '12 at 22:30
OK i took a look at xwatermark package docu... it works when i replace "allpages" with "firstpage"... looks goooooooooood:) – anton Nov 8 '12 at 22:40
is there any manual where took all this from... i would like to bring some space between the lines and displace the lines... – anton Nov 8 '12 at 22:48
@anton: To achieve the spacing, add an option like tileyoffset=1cm, to the \newwallpaper options. All the options are described in the package documentation, but the example I made more or less by trial and error..! Once you feel your question has been suitably answered, consider accepting it. – cyberSingularity Nov 8 '12 at 22:59
for IEEEtran class, the allpages paramter doesn't seem to work, its always only on the first page. Does anyone know a workaround? – bonanza Mar 15 '15 at 12:12

If you want the text in the background, then you can use xwatermark package.

% This is all you need for the wallpaper:

% Let me add a box at the center of page 1:
    \scalebox{1.0}{\textcolor{white}{Draft Box}}%


enter image description here

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.