How to Create a Document That Looks Like a Book

By Emmanuelle Douglas

Create a document that looks like a book by using book templates available in template galleries. The galleries are available on your computer -- and free templates are available online. The benefit to using the template is the pre-set layout. This can save you lots of time when creating a document that looks like a book.

Microsoft Word 2010

Step 1

Click the "File" tab and select the "New" option. Type "Book" in the search box. Review the book templates. Download the template by clicking the book icon and the "Download" button in the right task pane.

Step 2

Highlight the default text and type your document text. Right-click the default images and select "Change Picture." Search your files and locate the image you want to use. Click the image and the "Open" button. Your image replaces the default book image.

Step 3

Save your changes by clicking the "Save" icon on the Quick Access Toolbar.

Google Documents

Step 1

Access the Google Documents website. Type "Book" in the search box. Review the book templates. Download the template by clicking the "Use The Template" button in the right task pane.

Step 2

Highlight the default text and type your document text. Delete the default images by clicking the default image and pressing the "Delete" key on the keyboard. Select "Insert" on the main menu and select "Insert Image." Search your files and locate the image you want to use. Click the image and the "Open" button. Your image replaces the default book image.

Step 3

Save your changes by clicking the "Save" icon on the main menu.

OpenOffice

Step 1

Access the OpenOffice website. Type "Book" in the search box. Review the book templates. Download the template by clicking the "Use This" button in the right task pane.

Step 2

Highlight the default text and type your document text. Delete the default images by clicking the default image and pressing the "Delete" key on the keyboard. Select "Insert" on the main menu and select "Insert Image." Select "From Files." Search your files and locate the image you want to use. Click the image and the "Open" button. Your image replaces the default book image.

Step 3

Save your changes by clicking the "Save" icon on the main menu.