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?


2 Answers 2


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, 2012 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, 2012 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, 2012 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. Nov 8, 2012 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, 2015 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}}%


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