Funny thing about Excel backgrounds – You’d think that
Page Layout > Background
would apply a background image to the worksheet. It does and it doesn’t. It does display the graphic on-screen but not when you print. I think.
If you want a washed out watermark, what you need to do is to
- go to Page Header (or Page Footer?) section boxes.
- Insert Picture
- Format Picture > Picture > (Image Control) > Color > Washout