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Remove Watermark in FrameMaker 2022

New Here ,
Apr 16, 2024 Apr 16, 2024

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Does anyone happens to know how to remove an existing watermark in FrameMaker?

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Apr 16, 2024 Apr 16, 2024

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Can you post a screenshot? FrameMaker doesn't have a watermark feature, but it may be a text frame on one or more master pages.

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Apr 16, 2024 Apr 16, 2024

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Thanks for the quick reply.

A screenshot is attached.

Fiona5C30_0-1713268553049.png

 

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Apr 16, 2024 Apr 16, 2024

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Bet you it's on the Master page.

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Apr 16, 2024 Apr 16, 2024

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Yes, I assume so, too. But somehow I just couldn't find the option to remove it...And cannot find the solution via the Internet either. Neither from the FM online help.

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Apr 16, 2024 Apr 16, 2024

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re: Bet you it's on the Master page.

I concur, but it could also be Conditional text, intended to be switched on/off via
View🞃 Show/Hide Conditional Text…
or
it merely has a specific text color, intended to be turned off for publication in
View🞃 Color » Views…
I've done it both ways.

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Apr 16, 2024 Apr 16, 2024

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Choose View > Master Pages and you should see a rotated text frame with the watermark text in it. Select it by Control-Clicking on it. You can delete it, but it may be better to cut it and paste it on a Reference Page (View > Reference Pages) in case you need it again.

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Apr 16, 2024 Apr 16, 2024

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I also think that this is a text frame on the master page. (I use this myself.)

If this draft text frame is behind the main text frame, then select it with the mouse. Start outside of all text frames and drag a frame across this text frame.

In the View menu activate borders, so that you can see the dimensions of this text frame. Otherwise you cannot be sure to drag a frame across the whole text frame (and not others).

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Apr 18, 2024 Apr 18, 2024

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Thanks all, since I don't know how to reply all, I'll just write my reply here.

The "cut" action can remove the text frame, I tried to remove it from one Master page, and imported the format for all other .fm files from this page,  it somehow doesn't work. And it is a manual with around 600 pages...

I clicked around again.  I noticed this "DRAFT" box is a variable on Master Page, so I replaced the "DRAFT" with a blank space, updated the valiable, imported the format, then it's gone(it's not really gone, it's invisible, I am running out of time, so the temp. solution works for me for the mement.)

 

Again, thanks all for the kind suggestions.

 

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Apr 18, 2024 Apr 18, 2024

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Apr 18, 2024 Apr 18, 2024

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That was certainly a viable solution to your issue!

One other option would be to add a character tag to the variable that sets your watermark to a custom color.

With that color specified, you can use View > Color > Definitions to redefine the color to be white, or you can use View > Color > Views to mask the color from display and output.

Did the variable definition contain a word in angle brackets when you edited it?

Perhaps similar in structure to <Watermark>DRAFT 

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Apr 17, 2024 Apr 17, 2024

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Hi Fiona:

 

Did you get this figured out? Without looking at your file it's hard to know exactly what's going on, and you've been given some excellent answers already. There's one more I've seen that hasn't been mentioned, and that is typing the word draft with the Text Line tool, and putting it under the template frame. It makes it very difficult to get to.

 

If you haven't figured it out, and you want to test this theory, navigate to the master page that has the content. Control click on the template frame (the big frame in the middle of the page) choose Edit > Cut, then click on the word draft and delete it, and then Edit > Paste. FrameMaker will paste the template frame back in the exact spot it came from.

 

~Barb

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