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The draftwatermark package

The draftwatermark package extends providing a means to add a textual gray or colored watermark on every page or on the first page of a document. Typical usage may consist in writing words such as "DRAFT" or "CONFIDENTIAL" across document pages. The package may remind in some sense draftcopy by Dr. Juergen Vollmer, but its implementation is lighter (as the reduced code footprint shows) and does not rely on postscript specials, making the package fully compatible with pdf, XeLaTeX and Lua.

The package focus is on simplicity, for complex layouts please consider scrlayer.sty in the KOMA script bundle or directly employing the new hooks shiphout/background and shipout/foreground.

The draftwatermark package is copyright 2006, 2012, 2020 by Sergio Callegari <sergio.callegari@gmail.com>.

This work consists of this README.md file, as well as files:

  • draftwatermark.dtx,
  • draftwatermark.ins
and the derived files.

To install the package, run / on the installation script draftwatermark.ins and follow the instructions provided by the script itself.


Package draftwatermark may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the Project Public License, version 1.3. This license is available at https://www.latex-project.org/lppl/lppl-1-3c/.

Maintenace status

This work has the LPPL maintenance status "maintained".

Development and bug tracking

Development happens on github at https://github.com/callegar/-draftwatermark. Please refer to that site for bug tracking.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (161.1k).

draftwatermark – Put a grey textual watermark on document pages

The package provides a means to add a watermark (typically a light gray piece of text) on every page or on the first page of a document. Typical usage may consist in writing words such as DRAFT or CONFIDENTIAL across document pages.

The package performs a similar function to that of draftcopy, but its implementation is output device independent.

As of December 2020, the package relies on the new shipout hooks directly provided by . For users of older versions of , the package also provides a legacy version of itself (that is automatically loaded, currently being at release 2.3) which relies on the everypage package. Note that this legacy version will progressively lag behind in terms of features.

Bug trackerhttps://github.com/callegar/LaTeX-draftwatermark/issues
Version3.3 2024-03-04
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3c
Copyright2006–2020 Sergio Callegari
MaintainerSergio Callegari
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