Watermark on Office 365 Word is overlapping.

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Troubleshooting steps done. 

Open document on Safe mode.

Update Office version

Currently on latest Windows version 21h1

Advised by Microsoft Tech to point on Microsoft Community. 

Here's a sample image



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In Word, a watermark is just an object anchored to the page header. Usually, the watermark is semi-transparent, and it is located behind the text of the document.


Could the text contain a graphic object of some sort which hides part of the underlying watermark? 


If you can't get it sorted, you can share a sample document with the forum.

@Stefan_Blom watermarks are now clean.  I have rebooted several times, removed the Office-design-inserted watermark and the printer-built-in watermark.  Reinstalled.  Printed.  Etc.  Rebooting seems to fix problems I can't figure out myself.  Thanks,



Does rebooting fix the issue permanently or temporarily? It could be a display issue, I suppose.


What is shown in the preview at File > Print, or in an actual printout?