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How To Add Watermark in the Odoo Report (pdf)

Updated: Mar 28, 2021

To protect the integrity of the document and prevent the counterfeiting, it is a good idea to have a watermark in your Odoo reports, such as Sales Quotation, Invoice, Delivery Order, etc.

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There are 2 methods to add watermark in the background of the Odoo report:

1) Wording such as the Status of the document - eg, Draft, Original, Confidential, etc.

This can be achieve by using the CSS transform property in the Qweb.

<div class="page">


.watermark {

position: absolute;






border: 2px solid black;

-webkit-transform: rotate(-30deg);




<div class="watermark" style="top: 600px; right: 230px;"> <span t-field="o.status"/><br/> </div>

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2) Image such as the company logo.

This can be achieve by using the OCA module

note 1: This will add watermark to all the documents in Odoo.

note 2: Wkhtmltopdf version must be 0.12.5 or above.

You may want to enhance the module to enable the upload of the watermark pdf per company (in multi-companies scenario).

These are 2 websites that are handy to create a nice watermark in pdf.

You may want to enhance the report_qweb_pdf_watermark module, to use your uploaded watermark pdf.

def _run_wkhtmltopdf(self, bodies, header=None, footer=None,
                     landscape=False, specific_paperformat_args=None,
    result = super(Report, self)._run_wkhtmltopdf(
        bodies, header=header, footer=footer, landscape=landscape,

    docids = self.env.context.get('res_ids', False)
    watermark = None
    company = self.env[''].browse(
    # if self.pdf_watermark:
    #     watermark = b64decode(self.pdf_watermark)
    if company.upload_image:
        watermark = b64decode(company.upload_image)
    elif docids:
        watermark = tools.safe_eval(
            self.pdf_watermark_expression or 'None',
            dict(env=self.env, docs=self.env[self.model].browse(docids)),
        if watermark:
            watermark = b64decode(watermark)

    if not watermark:
        return result

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May 09, 2023


In the above method water mark print only in one page , can you give example water mark to print all page...

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