How to Add Sample Watermark in PDF for Different Versions?

Anuraag Singh | April 12th, 2019 | PDF Updates, Updates

Want to know how to add Sample Watermark in PDF documents. Then, concentrate on the below article and learn to enter watermark in PDF files.

You know, Watermark is a transparent text or image that is applied to a text file to protect it from being modified by another user. A watermark on a file makes it more difficult to copy or modify. You might have noticed in some of the document files that contains a transparent text named as Sample.

The sample by the word means that it is a form to test and get reviewed/resulted for an original content. Some situations where the user search how to add SAMPLE watermark in PDF documents are mentioned below

Situations Where PDF with Watermark Sample is Required

Case 1:

When a student creates a prototype of a project and documents it, they add Sample (watermark) to the document. It is done to notify the reviewer that this prototype has not yet approved and has to be tested.

Case 2:

When a company documents the work over a project, they usually set Sample watermark on the document created describing the work of the project, either of a product or a software. This determines that the newly produced product will be provided to the target customer after alpha and beta testing.

From the situations mentioned above, you might have got an idea on where all the SAMPLE texted watermark is used. Now let’s check out the procedures to enter watermark in PDF documents in the coming sections.

How to Add Sample Watermark in PDF Files? – Different Methods

There are two methods in which you can add text watermark in PDF files (Sample) and they are mentioned below

  1. Manual Method
  2. Automated Method

How to put Sample Watermark PDF Files Manually?

All would be known with Adobe Acrobat Pro. This is a licensed application provided by Adobe that add text watermark in PDF file manually. You can follow the below steps to add SAMPLE watermark to PDF file(s)

  • Download, Install, and Open Adobe Acrobat Pro Note: License the software to add text watermark in PDF file

Open PDF file

Open PDf file
  • Go to Tools menu >> Edit PDF option
Opt. PDF Edit option
  • Got to More option >> Watermark >> Add
Choose watermark option
  • Choose Text in Source form
    • Add Text “SAMPLE
    • Choose Font, Size, & Colour (as required)
Choose Text option
  • Choose required Opacity and Rotation for text
Rotation & Opacity of watermark
  • Set Vertical & Horizontal position (by default, center)
Position Sample Watermark
  • Click OK to insert Sample watermark to PDF.
Click OK to Add Sample watermark

After process completion, open the PDF file and view the watermark added. Now we move to the automated solution and see how this method add Sample Watermark in PDF files.

One Important Reminder: The License of Adobe Acrobat Pro is not permanent and needs to be renewed in a time interval.

How to Insert Sample Watermark in PDF files Professionally?

SysTools PDF Watermark Tool is a professional tool to add watermark to PDF files. This PDF watermark software can insert text and image watermarks to all kinds of PDF files. The application provides a summary of the watermark details to be added to the user before generating the sample watermark. Now we move on to the steps to put watermark to the document file.

Simple steps to create PDF with Watermark Sample

Follow the steps provided below and easily enter watermark to PDF files

  • Click on Add Watermark
Add watermark
  • Choose for Text Watermark
Text Watermark
  • Add PDF Files
Add Files to Add Sample Watermark
  • For Watermark text and Position (mandatory)
    1. Enter SAMPLE on Text field
    2. Provide Position to the text added
Sample Text
  • For Font and Color section (Changes optional)
    1. Set Font size
    2. Choose Font color
    3. Select Text Transparency
Font Size, Color, Transparency for Sample watermark
  • Choose save location using Browse option & proceed
Browse location & Proceed
  • Click Generate to insert sample watermark to documents selected.
Generate  Sample Watermark in PDF

After the process is completed, go to the saved location and view the watermarked documents. Now let us know some advantages in PDF watermarking.

Advantages of Entering Watermark in PDF

Watermark has many advantages when placed on a PDF file. Some major advantages in this are provided below

  • Enter added information about the content in the file
  • Own the data in the PDF file (Silent Copyright)
  • Prevent others from copying, modifying the intact information
  • Previews the type of data contained in the PDF file


In this article, we have discussed how to add Sample watermark in PDF files in different ways. Both manual and automated solutions are discussed with their stepwise procedure to put / insert text watermark in PDF documents. Use the best method that suits you the most.