How to Insert a Cover Page in a Word Document

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.