Removal of watermark ('draft') [closed]

I have the watermark 'draft' on all pages in my dissertation (see below), but I'm not using the watermark package! (I've previously used it, but have removed it from my preamble). It's not so easy to make a MWE - or systematically remove the loading of various packages since my dissertation gets all sorts of error messages when I attempt to remove them.

Below, I've listed the packages that I load in my preamble:

\documentclass[pdftex,fontsize=12pt,a4paper,twoside,openright]{scrbook}
\usepackage{dashrule}
\usepackage{tocvsec2}
\usepackage[top=2.5cm,bottom=2.5cm,right=2.5cm,left=2.5cm]{geometry}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{epsfig}
\usepackage{subfigure}
\usepackage{verbatim}
\usepackage{makeidx}
\usepackage[sort&compress,numbers,doi=false,isbn=false,url=false]{natbib}
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage[pdftex]{hyperref}
\usepackage{Layout}
\usepackage{background}
\usepackage{ifthen}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{soul}
\usepackage{fixme}

• could any of these be the reason to the watermark 'draft'?

closed as unclear what you're asking by user31729, Mensch, user13907, Zarko, Martin SchröderFeb 27 '16 at 23:30

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• Package background I assume – user31729 Feb 14 '16 at 11:59
• You are overwriting some of KOMA's functionality. You don't need to load color. Don't specify pdftex for the class or packages. Are you using all of those packages? Do you know why you are loading them? Do you understand how they do or don't interact with KOMA's functionality? – cfr Feb 15 '16 at 3:47
• You are obviously missing the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink package. Seriously: Show us an MWE. – Martin Schröder Feb 27 '16 at 23:30

Remove the package background or use

\backgroundsetup{contents={}}


to remove the default content 'Draft' (default setting in background package.)

Some notes on the used packages

• hyperref is one the packages that should be loaded at the end of the preamble, not somewhere in between. (Only few exceptions from this rule do exist: glossaries and cleveref should be loaded after hyperref)
• epsfig is outdated
• subfigure is outdated -- use subfig instead!
• fancyhdr and a KOMA class like scrbook do not behave well with each other.

\documentclass[pdftex,fontsize=12pt,a4paper,twoside,openright]{scrbook}
\usepackage{dashrule}
\usepackage{tocvsec2}
\usepackage[top=2.5cm,bottom=2.5cm,right=2.5cm,left=2.5cm]{geometry}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amssymb}
%\usepackage{epsfig} % No -- outdated
%\usepackage{subfigure} % no -- outdated
\usepackage{subfig}
\usepackage{verbatim}
\usepackage{makeidx}
%\usepackage[sort&compress,numbers,doi=false,isbn=false,url=false]{natbib} % Does not compile
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\usepackage{fancyhdr} % Why?????
%\usepackage{Layout}  % Unknown
\usepackage{background}
\usepackage{ifthen}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{soul}
\usepackage{fixme}

\usepackage[pdftex]{hyperref}

\backgroundsetup{color=black,scale=3,contents={This is another content you don't want to see}}
\begin{document}
Test
\end{document}


• is there any reaseon not to use draftwatermark? Should I prefere background instead of draftwatermark? – Peter Ebelsberger Feb 14 '16 at 12:29
• @PeterEbelsberger: I don't understand your question. draftwatermark is not included here at all. – user31729 Feb 14 '16 at 12:31
• You are right. I am using the package and during your answer I was thinking about, if I use a outdated solution to provide watermarks or if I use a silly solution to have watermarks...using the draftwatermark package.... – Peter Ebelsberger Feb 14 '16 at 12:33
• @PeterEbelsberger: No, I mentioned the other outdated packages like subfigure and epsfig. draftwatermark seems alright (I rarely used it however). background has a little problem: As far as I know, it does not allow more than one \includegraphics statement (i.e. inclusion of different background images seems to be a problem) – user31729 Feb 14 '16 at 12:36
• @Stefan: There was in fact a } missing at the subfig package inclusion, but after fixing that, the code runs without issue – user31729 Feb 14 '16 at 13:55

With the answer (code) from @ChristianHupfer I obtain:

• does this mean that the 'draft' watermark is due to some more general settings that overwrite my preamble somehow? I'll try to recompile on another laptop... Update: on another laptop I get the results as @ChristianHupfer. That probably means that I have to look for the solution in my WinEdt editor or MikTeX installation?
• Well, this is exactly the reason why I don't use such editors as WinEdt etc. which have 'hidden' configuration options – user31729 Feb 14 '16 at 14:24
• Not MikTeX. No idea about WinEdt. But MikTeX won't be responsible. – cfr Feb 15 '16 at 3:43
• Any updates here? – user31729 Feb 15 '16 at 20:21
• Sorry for not responding. I've been quite busy. I'll return with an update shortly – Stefan Feb 29 '16 at 11:31