Watermark hides cells when printing sheet

moccasinus

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Hi, I've googled, searched forum, but haven't found any solution for it.
In excel 2010 I've put a washed out watermark for an invoice behind a table with contents, looks fine, but when printing the image, already in print preview the image of watermark comes forward and therefore covers the table with its contents.
I've seen MrExcel video with a workaround where the picture is inserted as a fill of a shape, but that way the image loses its aspect ratio, which is not an option for me.
Anyone found a way to print an image watermark as a background behind cells?
 

mole999

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any special colours in the watermark, could be a printer driver issue ?
 

mole999

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could you process the image in image software to create a gif with transparency? if you can add a second image (text) does that washout as intended
 

moccasinus

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I've converted it into gif without white background, now the background isn't overlapping, but the logo itself still covers cells with contents. Pretty annoying
 

moccasinus

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I'm not sure what you mean, if that changes the shade of current blue I can't do that.
If the shade stays the same, I don't know how to do that
 

mole999

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you are trying to fade the blue aren't you, that would mean the actual colour will change so a subtly different blue may not be the trade mark but convert to something more usable for the project. Irfanview is a decent freeware programme to do such things
 

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got to ask, it went in as a watermark and not a faded image pushed to the back of a table ?
 

moccasinus

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This is normal view:


This is print preview with same gif picture whithout white background:
 
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