How do I use the Countermark Word Add-In?

Once installed, the Countermark Word Add-in is placed on the right hand side of the Home ribbon.



Clicking on the Countermark Word Add-in causes it to appear next to your document.


You need to sign in to the Countermark Add-in before it can be used. Press the Sign In button.


Enter the Account Number, Email address and Password that were provided by your Countermark Account Holder. This will be the person that set the account up initially.


Press the Login button.





The Add-in now shows the steps required to create a Countermark.

1. Generate Countermark: To insert a Countermark press the Generate Countermark button.



The Countermark appears on screen and can be moved or rotated like any other image. Take care not to change the aspect (width/height) ratio of the Countermark image or apply any other kind of image filtering as this will affect the readability and decoding.

Countermark is designed to control access to information. In this example the information type has been selected by the Account Holder to be a PDF file.

If the PDF file is to be the document currently open in Word, complete all edits and spell checking etc. Click File, select Export, then press the ‘Create PDF/XPS’ button. Set your preferences then press Publish, noting the name and path of the file.



2. Choose PDF: Define the PDF file to be sent to the phone when the Countermark is read.

To associate the PDF document with the Countermark, navigate to the PDF file using the Browse button. Press Open once your PDF file has been located.

3. Enter Reference: Update your Reference information in the box provided. This information is visible to the Account Holder and will help keep Countermarks aligned to your organisation’s method of working.



4. Assign Countermark: Press the Assign Countermark button to complete the procedure.

The Countermark in your document is now linked to the file it is representing, and access to this file is now controllable.


Countermarks can also be used to link to a website.

The process is similar, but the Choose PDF stage is replaced by entering or pasting the required URL.

The URL is shown as an example.