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Word 2010 includes a gallery of Cover Pages with placeholders for document information, like the author name, or title, or document date. Cover pages are another type of Word 2010 building block. This document that we've been working with already includes a cover page. It's not bad, but there is nothing exciting about it either. Let's start by make all one line without a carriage return, and I'm going to Copy this information. And then I'm going to select and delete the text on the cover page.
I want to make sure I don't get down into the document. So I am just going to select and delete the cover page text, making this temporarily page 1, and notice that my headers and footers are working just fine, because the header that was on page 2 just went away because we have a different first page header. Everything works. Now let's insert a cover page. The corresponding cover page for this family of headers and footers, which is called Motion, is right here. And I'm going to select it. I don't need to tell Microsoft Word to put it at the start of the document.
It knows where cover pages go. The date that it picked up here, it actually picked up from my choice of July 1 for the footers. Let's see if there's any other information it would like me to provide. Here is some information about the Author of this document, and I can edit, or provide some slightly different information here. We are going to change this. And this document is being released on July 1, again, a date I chose elsewhere in this document. So here's a really striking-looking cover page.
We will just going to zoom out a bit to see how that looks and leads into our document. However, we don't need a picture of a train on our cover page. So let's right-click, and choose Change Picture. And let's actually select a picture that will work for us, a picture of olives. Notice that the image gets inserted in the same place the prior image was. Everything else works. Now that we've customized this cover, we might want to reuse it in other documents with our images here.
We can easily save this cover, just like we would save any building block, which is in the gallery where we chose this building block. First, I am going to select all the information on this cover page, and I want to make sure that I get it all and nothing else. Notice I have all of these elements selected, including the two trees and the date and everything. And now I can choose Cover Page > Save Selection to Cover Page Gallery. So I'll click, and it would like me to give this a name, and I can say that this is the Two Trees Cover Page.
It asks me what Gallery I want to place it in. Well, it's a cover page. And what Category? There really are two categories, and you can create your own. So you could create a category called Two Trees, and then you could simply call this Cover Page, or you can save it with the General Building Blocks. And because it's a cover page, it will be inserted in its own page. A few steps we needed to go through to save this, but it's the same whenever we save a building block. Select what you want to save, and then open the gallery that you chose the building block from, and say you want to Save Selection.
And lets just see how that would work if we have a new document, or a document we have been working on for a while. We can insert a cover page and below all the built-in cover pages, you will find the General cover pages, and there is the cover page that we just created, again, available for us to use, in any document we wish. We can then enter our text and so on. With Word 2010's Building Blocks, it's just wicked easy to create a cover page that coordinates with headers and footers and all of the other design elements in your document, so your documents have a crisp and professional look.
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