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How to quickly remove watermark in Excel?

If the file you copy or import from other sources have been insert watermark, and in this case, you want to remove the watermark from the sheet. Here are some tricks can help you to quickly remove watermark from sheet in Excel.

Remove watermark with Go To Special function

Remove watermark with Header & Footer function

Insert/remove watermark with Kutools for Excel good idea3


Insert Watermark(insert picture watermark or draft/text watermark in current sheet)

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Remove watermark with Go To Special function


If the watermark is inserted as Art Word, you can use the Go To Special function to find the Art Word, and then press Delete button to remove this type of watermark.

1. Firstly you need to switch to Page Layout view to view the watermark, click View > Page Layout. See screenshot:
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2. Then click Home > Find & Select > Go To Special. See screenshot:
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3. In the Go To Special dialog, check Object option, then click OK to close the dialog.
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4. Then you can see the Art Word watermark have been selected, press Delete button to remove the watermark. See screenshot:
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Tip: With this method, the other objects, such as pictures, shapes will be also removed.


Remove watermark with Header & Footer function

If the watermark is inserted as header/footer, you need to do as below steps:

1. Firstly, you need to go the Page Layout view by clicking View > Page Layout.

2. Then click Insert > Header & Footer to show headers and footers. See screenshot:
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3. Then you can see there is a text “&[Picture]” in the header or footer, delete this text, and then, the watermark of the whole sheet has been removed. See screenshot:
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Insert/remove watermark with Kutools for Excel

Actually, if you have Kutools for Excel – a handy add in tool with more than 300 utilities, you can quickly insert or remove watermark as quickly as possible.

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After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Enable the sheet you want to insert watermark, and go to Page Layout view by click Page Layout button in the status bar. See screenshot:
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2. Click Kutools > Insert > Insert Watermark. See screenshot:
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3. In the Insert Watermark dialog, you can import a picture as watermark in A part, or specify a text with the formatting you want in B part. See screenshot:
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4. Click Apply or Ok, and the watermark has been inserted.
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Remove watermark

Enable the sheet you want to remove its watermark, and click Kutools > Delete > Delete Watermark. See screenshot:
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    Green Julie · 2 months ago
    Hi Jenny, you can try Apowersoft Watermark Remover. It works really well.
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    jenny · 2 years ago
    how can i remove watermark from image, i am trying with www.toolpic.com but seems not working fine. is there any other tool which do the work.
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      Sunny · 2 years ago
      Sorry there is no tool can help you for removing watermark from image.