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Incorrect watermark in generated PDF

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Please note that Word for Mac has some difficulties with VML shapes, so in order to create correct output for Mac Word, please change ShapeType.TextPlainText to ShapeType.TextBox in your code. Please check the following modified code. Hope this helps you.

public static void ApplyWaterMark(Document doc, string watermarkText, double top)
    Run text = new Run(doc, watermarkText);
    text.Font.Size = 7;
    text.Font.Name = "Calibri";
    text.Font.NoProofing = true;

    Paragraph watermarkTextPara = new Paragraph(doc);

    Shape watermark = new Shape(doc, ShapeType.TextBox);
    watermark.RelativeVerticalPosition = RelativeVerticalPosition.Page;
    watermark.Width = 500;
    watermark.Height = 10;
    watermark.Top = top;
    watermark.TextBox.InternalMarginBottom = 0;
    watermark.TextBox.InternalMarginTop = 0;
    watermark.TextBox.InternalMarginLeft = 0;
    watermark.Stroked = false;
    watermark.WrapType = WrapType.None;

    Paragraph watermarkPara = new Paragraph(doc);

    foreach (Section sect in doc.Sections)
        // There could be up to three different headers in each section, since we want
        // the watermark to appear on all pages, insert into all headers.
        insertWatermarkIntoHeader(watermarkPara, sect, HeaderFooterType.FooterPrimary);
        insertWatermarkIntoHeader(watermarkPara, sect, HeaderFooterType.FooterFirst);
        insertWatermarkIntoHeader(watermarkPara, sect, HeaderFooterType.FooterEven);

public static void insertWatermarkIntoHeader(Paragraph watermarkPara, Section sect, HeaderFooterType headerType)
    HeaderFooter header = sect.HeadersFooters[headerType];
    if (header == null)
        header = new HeaderFooter(sect.Document, headerType);