Document Watermarking is Now Available in Box

April 8, 2016

Watermarking can help deter unauthorized re-sharing of sensitive information in your Box account. When you turn on watermarking for a file, it places a semi-transparent overlay of the current viewer's email address or IP address (depending on whether the viewer is logged in or not), as well as time of access across the document's contents

 You must be an Owner, Co-Owner or Editor of a file or folder to set and remove a watermark.
To watermark an individual file:
  1. Right-click on the file, or click on the file's ellipses (...) menu, and navigate to Properties > Watermarking
  2. Check the box next to Enable watermarking for this file and click Save
To watermark all files in a folder:
  1. Click into the folder containing files you want to watermark.
  2. Click on the folder's ellipses (...) menu, to the right of the + New button, and navigate to Properties > Folder Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the section titled Watermarking. 
  4. Check the box next to Enable watermarking for this folder and click Save Changes.


If watermarking is turned on for a file, all access levels will see the watermark when they preview the file. This allows the enabling users to validate that watermarking is turned on correctly. 
Watermarked files can still be edited by users that have permission to edit. Owners, Co-Owners, Editors, and Viewer-Uploaders can download the original file and make edits. Viewers will still see a watermark in a downloaded file.

Note: Box Notes, video, audio, flash and 3D files are currently do not support watermarking. If you enable watermarking for any of these file types, the file will be inaccessible to users of any access level.

For more information, please visit Box Community.

Source: Box Community