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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?

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Related: Watermark image. – Werner Nov 8 '12 at 19:45

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How's this for starters?

\newcommand{\shorttextwatermark}{draft }

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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 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

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