Draft Watermark Added to Quote PDF

by Community Manager on ‎08-13-2015 02:36 PM - edited on ‎11-08-2016 06:04 PM by Community Manager


Admins can enable a "Draft" watermark to display on a previewed Quote Document as long as the Quote is in the "Draft" stage.



Watermark ID: The value of this Quote Template field should contain the Salesforce ID for the document containing the watermark image used in the Quote PDF.

Watermark Shown: Select this Quote field to have all previewed Quotes in Draft status display your selected "Draft" watermark.



Admins can ensure a previewed/printed Quote in Draft status is labeled accordingly so it is not accidentally confused with a finalized Quote.



Admins may need to modify the following page layouts:

  • Add the Watermark ID field to the Quote Template page layout.
  • Add the Watermark Shown field to the Quote page layout.




  1. Navigate to Documents and click New.
  2. Upload desired watermark image that will appear in the background of Draft documents. Salesforce CPQ has included a standard "Draft" watermark image in the Document Assets folder.
  3. Ensure that the Externally Available Image checkbox is selected and click Save.
  4. Copy the SFDC ID from the URL of the "Draft" watermark Document.

  1. Navigate to your desired Quote Template.
  2. Paste the SFDC ID from the URL of the "Draft" watermark Document into the Watermark ID field and click Save.   


Linking a watermark to the draft status:

You can create a workflow rule to control when a watermark appears on your quote output. This will ensure only non-finalized quotes are watermarked. This Workflow Rule should apply to the Quote Document object.

Tip: Administrators can include their own watermark rather than using the provided standard SteelBrick "Draft" watermark. Salesforce CPQ best practices recommend using a "Draft" watermark image that is the same size as the Quote PDF page.