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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?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{xwatermark}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{calc}
\newlength\testh
\newlength\testw
\newcommand{\shorttextwatermark}{draft }
\setlength{\testh}{\heightof{\shorttextwatermark}}
\setlength{\testw}{\widthof{\shorttextwatermark}}
\newwallpaper[allpages,tilexsize=10\testw,tileysize=10\testh,boxalign=left]{\shorttextwatermark}
\begin{document}
    hello
\end{document}

enter image description here

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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

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

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[printwatermark]{xwatermark}
\usepackage[svgnames]{xcolor}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\thispagestyle{empty}
% This is all you need for the wallpaper:
\newwallpaper[%
  page=1,fontfamily=put,textcolor=blue,fontsize=1cm,textscale=1,
  textalign=center,textangle=0,tilexoffset=0pt,
  tileyoffset=0pt,squaretiles,boxalign=center,
]{Draft}

% Let me add a box at the center of page 1:
\def\boxa{%
  \xwmcolorbox[framesep=4pt,innerframerule=4pt,outerframerule=2.5pt,
    fillcolor=black,innerframecolor=white,
    outerframecolor=red,height=0mm,
    textalign=center,width=.25\paperheight
  ]{%
    \scalebox{1.0}{\textcolor{white}{Draft Box}}%
  }%
}
\newwatermark[page=1]{\boxa}

\begin{document}
\lipsum[1-5]
\end{document}

enter image description here

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