Posted: 27 Oct 2009 01:01 PM PDTClothes make the man (and always, the woman!) but how much care do you put intodressing up your documents? Is it all title, headings, subheadings, bullets andparagraphs or do you put some more thought into the Word document?There are a lot of things which can go into creating a professional looking document.But when we are talking about first impressions, then we have to speak about the firstthing that catches the eye and that’s the cover page.The cover page is the very first page of your document. Its purpose right at thebeginning is to give the reader the Big Idea about the document. The why andwherefore is communicated through a specific title, the author name, date, a one-liner on the subject and any other bit of important information on the cover page.
If Black Text On A White Page Is A Turn Off…
One of the reasons I am writing this post is that Microsoft Wordmakes it painless to create a professional cover page. Unlike the
previous versions, Word 2007 has Building Blocks which are pre-formatted templates for cover pages, headers, footers etc.Learning how to make a cover page in MS Word is as easy as a few clicks.So let’s move away from the monochromatic black on white to more colorful beginnings.1.Open MS Word 2007 in a new document or the document you wish to create the cover page for.
Click on the
menu on the ribbon. The very first section, Pages contains the dropdown for
to open the inbuilt gallery of templates.
The inbuilt gallery has about
pre-formatted cover pages that you can scroll though. Click on the one you like to selectand open it. The cover page appears at the beginning of the document by default.