How To Add A Cover Page in Word 2010

We have just finished our Word document, and we realize that we want to add a Cover Page to it. Very simple procedure now, especially with Word 2010.

What are the steps necessary to create a Cover Page?

We select the Insert Tab, and from the area of the ribbon named Pages we select the command Cover Page as shown in the image below:

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Once we select the command, the drop down menu appears with a display of all the available Cover Page templates.

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All we have to do is to click on the desired Cover Page template and it would automatically be inserted into the Word document as the first page. The Cover Page is fully formatted, and all we have to do is to fill in the title, the author, date and other information.

No matter where our cursor is, no matter if we have a very large document and our insertion point is at the last page, the Cover Page will always be added as the first page of our document, unless we choose otherwise. If we right click on a Cover Page, the shortcut menu will appear with all the available commands on where to insert the Cover Page in our document as we can see at the image below.

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If we are not satisfied with the available Cover Page templates, we can also choose the command More Cover Pages from Office.com to see what Cover Pages Templates are available as shown in the image below.

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If we are not happy with our Cover Page, the remove process is very easy; All we have to do is to select the command Remove Current Cover Page from the drop down menu.

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If we have created our own Cover Page, and we want to save it, seeing that we had put a lot of effort in it we can do so. First of all we must create the Cover Page and then select it. Once created we select from the drop down menu of the Cover Page, and at the bottom of it we select the command Save Selection to Cover Page Gallery as shown in the image below.

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Once the command is selected the Create New Building Block window appears, where we just have to type in a name for our Cover Page and press the OK button. At the image below we see that our Cover Page will be saved in the Cover Pages Gallery, which means that it will be available with the same process that was described above about inserting Cover Pages to our documents.

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Our custom template of a Cover Page will be available in the General category as we can see in the image below ready to be used anytime we want.

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Posted on July 7, 2011, in Microsoft Office 2010 English, Word 2010 English and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on How To Add A Cover Page in Word 2010.

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