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I want to write 2 or 3 lines in watermark

\usepackage{draftwatermark}
\SetWatermarkText{Mika Ike}
\SetWatermarkScale{0.25}
\SetWatermarkColor[gray]{0.88}

How can I write "Mika Ike" and under this line "[email protected]" and a third lined with "At My house" ?

Is it possible?

And... to use a image but with a hight level os transparency to see that image softly at background.

\usepackage{draftwatermark}
\SetWatermarkText{\includegraphics{fig1.jpg}}
\SetWatermarkScale{0.25}
\SetWatermarkColor[gray]{0.88}

Do you think this is the best package for watermarks? or do you know other better than this?.

Could you tell me about other packages.

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  • Have you tried Mika Ike\\[email protected]\\At My house? Also, one question per post, please. Jul 29, 2013 at 13:35
  • @SeanAllred Yes, I tried. But I have no good results!!! all the text in one one line.
    – Mika Ike
    Jul 29, 2013 at 13:38
  • Use a \parbox
    – egreg
    Jul 29, 2013 at 15:15

2 Answers 2

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Using the draftwatermark package, you can use a \parbox, or a minipage, to have the text spanning several lines:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[a6paper]{geometry}
\usepackage{draftwatermark}
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\SetWatermarkText{\parbox{12cm}{%
  Mika Ike \\
  \url{[email protected]} \\ 
  At My house}}
\SetWatermarkScale{.5}
\SetWatermarkColor{red}

\begin{document}

\lipsum[4]\lipsum[4]
\lipsum[4]\lipsum[4]

\end{document}

enter image description here

In the case of opacity for images, the draftwatermark package apparently doesn't provide many possibilities.

As an alternative, I'd suggest you to use the background package; since this package internally uses TikZ, you can easily control the attributes (opacity, color, position, etc.) for the background material. A little example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[a6paper]{geometry}
\usepackage[scale=2.5,opacity=1,color=red]{background}
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{varwidth}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\backgroundsetup{
contents={\begin{varwidth}{8cm}{%
  Mika Ike \\
  \url{[email protected]} \\ 
  At My house}\end{varwidth}}
}

\begin{document}

\lipsum[4]\lipsum[4]
\lipsum[4]\lipsum[4]

\end{document}

The varwidth environment was used to have a box of adjustable width allowing multiple lines of text; a minipage or a \parbox could also have been used instead.

enter image description here

And, using an image:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[a6paper]{geometry}
\usepackage[scale=1,opacity=0.75,angle=0]{background}
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{varwidth}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\backgroundsetup{
contents={\includegraphics[height=\textheight,width=\textwidth,keepaspectratio]{ctanlion}}
}

\begin{document}

\lipsum[4]\lipsum[4]
\lipsum[4]\lipsum[4]

\end{document}

enter image description here

CTAN lion drawing by Duane Bibby.

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  • I don't think the background package was the important part of this answer; I also tried it and, without varwidth, the problem persisted. Particularly, this solution also works with \SetBgContents from the same package, and various other methods (eg TikZ). (Very nice solution, though!!!) Jul 29, 2013 at 13:48
  • @SeanAllred I added a little remark about the use of varwidth. \SetBgContents was the old syntax from the first version of the package (which still can be used), before I adopted a key=value approach. Jul 29, 2013 at 14:06
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One solution is to use \shortstack{} which can be found in the manual of the draftwatermark package.

Example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{draftwatermark}
\SetWatermarkText{
  \shortstack{
        \includegraphics[scale=0.8]{ctan_lion_600.png} 
  }
}
\SetWatermarkScale{0.15}

\begin{document}
\lipsum[1]
\lipsum[2]
\lipsum[3]
\lipsum[4]
\end{document}

Example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{draftwatermark}
\SetWatermarkText{
  \shortstack{
        this is the first line  \\[1em]  second line 
  }
}
\SetWatermarkScale{2}
\SetWatermarkColor[gray]{0.5}

\begin{document}
\lipsum[1]
\lipsum[2]
\lipsum[3]
\lipsum[4]
\end{document}

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