How Do I Add a Watermark to My PDF Files?

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How do I add a watermark to my PDF files?

The PDF, by its nature, is a read-only format. Yeah, you got the Add Pages To that allows you to modify it, etc.; and the Reader allows for some markup, but it was initially designed to be a global standard for read-only documents and/or digital forms that you can fill out. As such, people don’t create documents in PDF — t create them in some other app (MS Word, Apple Pages, etc.) and then export them to PDF to be readable on any device. So what you need to do is add the watermark to your document in your designer app, and then export it to PDF together with the watermark. If you don’t have access to the source document, only the PDF — then chances are you are not the creator of that PDF, so you don’t really have any right to add a watermark to it. The above holds true for Mac, Windows, Linux, etc.

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But there is also a special situation when the file is not read-only, but you want to modify the metadata or add text or graphics to the document. So this is also the case for Mac, Windows, Linux — when you want to add text, add graphics, etc. in a PDF, you can use the Convert to PDF to make the file read-only, you just need the Read-Only PDF File Template that comes with Photoshop or Illustrator (you can also use the one from Microsoft Office), or your PDF editor of choice (Adobe Reader, or your own PDF creator if you’re using one for creating PDFs) and the Read-Only PDF File Template. You must also be familiar with the following methods to make the Read-Only PDF File Template in your designer app. Now, let's talk about using the Reader, the Add to PDFs tool. You will find these.

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