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MS WORD: unable to remove a printed watermark from the hardcopy

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I am compiling a lengthy document and have the following problem with it: a printed watermark I had keyed in and removed keeps being printed on even pages only. It does not show on the softcopy.

The only way I have found of removing it from hardcopy is by deselecting different odd and even pages from Page Setup.  But that is not an option as I do require different odd and even pages for my headers.

So the solution can be one of the following:
Finding a way of removing the watermark&
Or finding a way of producing different odd and even headers with the odd and even checkbox deselected, even if it means physically pasting the headers onto the header box of each page.

Can anyone help?

Thanks
pythonV


Sample file attached (password to modify: sample)


Copy-of-Part-1---Company-Menu.doc
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by:MrMintanet
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Copy all of the text from the document, and create a new document.  Paste the document's text into the new document.  

So, the solution is somewhat simple.  Copy/Paste into a new document.  This would be the fastest and easiest method.
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by:pythonV
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Hi Mintanet

I had already tried a copy/paste and it doesn't work either. The watermark seems to have got embedded as part of the text.

pythonV
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by:mbizup
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Try this:
Format -> Background -> Printed Watermark
Click "No Watermark"

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HP051896231033.aspx
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by:mbizup
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Those directions are for Word 2003.  I'm using word 2007 which has a Watermark menu on the Page Layout tab.  There is an option to remove watermarks at the bottom of that menu.
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by:GrahamSkan
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Open the Header and Footer view. Browse to an even-page header. Select the Watermark and press the delete key.
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by:pythonV
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Hi mbizup,

I use 2003 and I have tried clicking the 'no watermark' too; it doesn't work either. In fact I have tried everything in the Page Setup and Format/Background/Printed Watermarks menus. So i was hoping somebody would know of a combination of switches therein or of a macro solution.

pythonV
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by:pythonV
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Hi Graham,

Is yours just a suggestion or has it actually worked for you? Because I have tried your suggestion in the following way and it hasn't:

View | Header & Footer
Click inside the first even Header frame
Go to Format | Background | Printed Watermark
Select Printed Watermark (which is ASAP not as shown on the softcopy)
I selected ASAP and pressed delete but still no result.

pythonV
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GrahamSkan earned 500 total points
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I did try it with your document, but perhaps I didn't explain it well. By 'Select the Watermark' I meant that you should point to the watermark on the document and click it.

I am a bit puzzled by your mention of ASAP. The text actually reads "Draft: Not For Distribution To Clients"

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by:pythonV
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Hi Graham,

Many thanks for the solution It does work but I was clicking the watermark BEFORE the mouse pointer turns into a crosshair. So apparently the watermark I had applied some time ago had somehow got embedded as an image. No idea how that happened but it must be the result of inadvertent keyclicks on my part.

Regarding ASAP, I think it is Word 2003's default watermark if you click the Printed Watermark radio button. It must have been appearing because Word did not recognise the 'DRAFT: NOT FOR' mark as a watermark, but as an image like any other.

thanks
pythonV
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