How to Insert a Cover Page in a Word Document

By Carl Hose

Microsoft Word is the leading word processor. People use it every day for writing letters, creating newsletters, book manuscripts and other documents. Some of the documents created in Word require a cover page. Word 2007 makes it easy to create a cover page with a simple click and a little custom formatting.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word 2007

Step 1

Open Word. A default blank page opens, ready for editing. Go to the "Insert" tab and select the cover page icon. A menu of preset cover page templates will appear. Select the one that you would like to use. Stick with a conservative template if you want something basic, with no image.

Step 2

Enter the information that pertains to your cover page. Click the "Company Name" text box if there is a company name. If you don't need a company name, select the text box and delete it.

Step 3

Click on the title text box and type the title of your document. Beneath the title of your document, type the subtitle. Delete the subtitle box if none exists.

Step 4

Go to the "Insert" menu and choose the "Picture" option if you want to include an image on your cover page. When you've finished formatting your cover page, go to the "Insert" tab and insert a page break.

Tips & Warnings

  • For versions of Word prior to 2007, you will need to manually create a cover page by typing your text onto a page, formatting it to the appropriate size, and then creating a page break.
  • To insert a cover page in Word 2007 when a document already exists, go to the first page of the document, place your cursor at the beginning of the first paragraph, and then follow the instructions for creating a cover page. The page will insert before the starting page of your document.