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28-06-2002, 08:52 PM
I'm running excel97 and can embed a background logo as a watermark (using format/sheet/background) which shows up on the sheet on screen. However, it does not show on Print Preview, nor will it print. Nothing I have found in the MS database or anywhere else has solved this.

Anyone who can, please help.

28-06-2002, 10:04 PM
This is taken directly from Excel Help:

Background patterns do not print and are not retained in individual worksheets or items that you save as Web pages. However, if you publish an entire workbook as a Web page, the background is retained.

i.e.you cannot do it, the background is only for display purposes.
I would think this has a lot to do with auditability, as a printed background could obscure figures and probably lead to a lawsuit against Microsoft in the US!!