How to Add Watermark to PDF Format File in Your PC

PDF Tutorials: How to do PDF Watermarking on PDF File

How to Add Watermark to PDF Format File in Your PC
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Tutorial about pdf watermark which shows step by step tutorial for adding watermark or copy protection mark on your pdf file background using Nitro pro pdf software.

PDF watermarking is one of the important processes which gives copywriter protection and also helps in branding of your digital book. Watermark is two types and they are text or image type. You can use either customized text or well designed company logo image for pdf watermarking. In this tutorial, I am going show you how to add watermark to pdf format file in your pc.

Things needed for this tutorial are:-

  • PDF File
  • Computer
  • Nitro Pro PDF Suit Software

Why Nitro Pro 10 PDF Software used?

  1. Easy to create text/image watermark file
  2. Full control for applying watermark to portable document format pages
  3. Watermarking text customization as compared to other free pdf tools
  4. It helps to create unlimited watermark/background profiles for your various digital book or magazine projects

Let us see how to do watermarking in pdf file.

Add Text PDF Watermark to PDF Document File Using Nitro Pro 10 Software

Step 1

First, open your Nitro Pro 10 PDF software by clicking on Nitro Pro 10 icon on Desktop. If you don’t having this pdf software, follow link below to read Nitro Pro 10 Review and download free 14-day trial.

Step 2

Now, you can see the Nitro Pro 10 user interface. Go to “File” and click on it.

Then you can see the file menu in dialogue box.
From that, click on the “Computer” option and then click on the “Browse” option. From the appearing Dialogue box, you can select the PDF file in which you want to add watermark to it.

Click “open” to open the required PDF into Nitro pro 10 software interface.

File -> Open -> Computer -> Browse -> Open PDF file

Step 3

To select the PDF watermark option, go to “Edit” ribbon tab and click “watermark” option. Then you can see PDF watermark and Background Dialogue box.

Click “New Profile” and name it for your watermarking project. You can create unlimited amount of profiles here for creating different watermark for your various doc files.

Click on “Add” button; then you can see the three pdf watermarking options such as text, image and PDF. The text and image watermarking methods are preferable. To add company logo as your pdf watermark, select the “Image” option.

Step 4

Here I am going to select “text” option, because you can enter the text easily and customize it directly.

Click on “Text” option and you can see “design your text watermark/background” dialogue box.

In the Watermark name section you can add the name of the watermark for identifying purpose.

Below this section, you can see settings and you can see text area, fonts, color, border, pages and layout options.

In “text area”, you can add the watermark text like your website name, brand name and any other copy write protection names etc.

In the “Fonts” area, you can select the font type, style, size, color and underline. You can also control the line spacing and dynamic text for your watermark text.

In the “pages” section, you can also control the application of watermark text in your pdf. It contains sub-options such as all pages, Odd pages, even pages, first page and last page.

The “Layout” option helps to position your watermark in your PDF document. You can adjust the horizontal, vertical and rotation meters to position your protection text in your file. The preview also helps to adjust position correctly. Overlay and underlay option helps to position infront or background of your pdf file texts respectively.

After setup all the settings, click on “Save” button. Then click on “Apply” button to apply this watermark to a pdf file. This way you can create watermark or copy protection text in Nitro pro 10 and add to your Portable document format (PDF) file.


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Looking good and helpful too for adding watermarks on pdf files. But as you mentioned it looks trial version of software. So what after time peroid? and also how much price for original software? And also tell me if there is free software available for the same thing.


Yup.. I know its not free. If you are a professional and using PDF for commerical purpose, you should use the original/licensed softwares. Price is around $50 in Amazon.