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Overlay image on a report

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The boss wants the word "CONFIDENTIAL" overlaying certain reports. He wants it large, slanted across the page, on every page, very light gray, outlined letters, not block letters. I thought Word Art and the report Picture properties would fill the bill, but not so much. An image added like that is a background to the report, so text in the report steps on the image. What I need is the image (or some text object) to be clearly readable, which it is not after the text replaces the great majority of the background image.

Surely one of the experts here has something to meet this fairly common request. Please enlighten me.


3 Weeks Ago #1
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If "the text replaces the great majority of the background image" there isn't much you can do.
That should be obvious.

Use a red (slightly slanted) "stamp" at the top of the page above the printing area. That have worked for centuries.
2 Weeks Ago #2
1,271 Expert 1GB
I've been able to solve the problem with after the fact editing. PDFGear is a wonderful utility for editing PDF files. I use the watermark tool to add the desired text, and it allows me to customize the angle and opacity of the watermark.

It's very good, but not ideal. If anyone discovers a solution using Access, I'd love to learn about it.
2 Weeks Ago #3

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