Setting a PDF as a background in Microsoft Word

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  1. justinm macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2007
    Orlando FL
    Hi everyone-

    I have a PDF that I would like to use as a background for my Word document. This PDF file contains the company logo, a background, and contact information. I tried to set it up earlier by converting the PDF to an image file (.png) and inserting it in Microsoft Word (2008 for Mac) and then sending it to the back, but whenever I try to type anywhere it only selects the image and not what I want to type.

    This might sound confusing but feel free to ask any questions. Thanks!
  2. MKSinSA macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2009
    Alamo City, Lone Star State
    If I recall correctly, there are two ways to do this:

    1. Insert the image, expand it to fill the page and make sure you set its wrap settings to overwrite it.

    2. Insert it into your header as a full page image and it automatically treats it as a background layer.

    It's been a while since I've used Word, but I believe one of those will get you where you want to be. I have used a .GIF or .JPG but never a .PDF.

    HTH ... Cheers! :cool:

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