Word: how to create a cover page?

A cover page allows you to highlight your Word document. It is therefore more than advisable to add one to your editorial work. Especially since this manipulation is nothing complicated. We explain to you.

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Thesis, internship report, file for work… You have just completed the drafting of a long-term project on Word. Except that it lacks the small final touch to highlight your document: the famous cover page. Which will give a framework to your editorial work while catching the eye of your future readers. Good news, adding a cover page to a Word document is very easy. We explain the procedure below.

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How to add a cover page in Word

Two solutions are available to you. The first is to use an existing cover page template on word processing software.

  • To do this, select the Insert menu then click on Cover Page.
  • Then choose a template you like from the cover pages offered.
  • Once done, personalize it by adding a title, a subtitle, your name and your first name in the text boxes.
  • You can also refine the appearance of the cover page by hand (font size, alignment, etc.).

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How to add a custom cover page in Word

Second option, you can shape your own cover page. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open a new document then click on Quick Parts on the Insert tab.
  • Then select Document Property. Then add sections to your template: an author name, a publication date, a title …
  • In particular, you can change their position and alignment on the page. But also change the font type and color, choose a background or insert an illustration. As on a classic Word page, in short!
  • Then press Ctrl + A to select your entire document. Then click on Insert> Cover page.
  • Then select the option “Save selection in cover sheet gallery”. Indicate a name for your model as well as a small description (as you wish). Finally press OK.
  • From now on, you will find your model by clicking on the Cover page tab. It will be added in the General section.

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