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Adding cover pages and blank pages

From: Word 2010 Essential Training

Video: Adding cover pages and blank pages

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.

Adding cover pages and blank pages

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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Word 2010 Essential Training

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  1. 5m 39s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 34s
    3. Creating placeholder text
      2m 57s
  2. 33m 47s
    1. Using the Word interface
      8m 56s
    2. Understanding the Ribbon
      8m 10s
    3. Customizing the Quick Access toolbar
      3m 10s
    4. Using Word's document tools
      8m 5s
    5. Using the Navigation pane to find words or phrases in a document
      5m 26s
  3. 30m 53s
    1. Managing documents with Backstage view
      4m 42s
    2. Creating a new document from a template
      5m 11s
    3. Making it easy to find and open documents
      3m 59s
    4. Saving a Word document for yourself or others
      7m 1s
    5. Printing a document and choosing a printer
      3m 33s
    6. Setting print options
      6m 27s
  4. 24m 24s
    1. Selecting text using the mouse and keyboard shortcuts
      4m 57s
    2. Rearranging text using Cut, Copy, and Paste
      7m 38s
    3. Undoing and redoing actions
      4m 8s
    4. Finding and replacing text
      7m 41s
  5. 27m 40s
    1. Understanding fonts
      6m 32s
    2. Working with fonts
      5m 29s
    3. Applying basic formatting
      6m 25s
    4. Changing the case of text
      4m 22s
    5. Using text effects and adding impact to a document
      4m 52s
  6. 29m 44s
    1. Aligning and justifying paragraphs
      2m 55s
    2. Changing line spacing
      5m 2s
    3. Using indents and setting tabs
      7m 20s
    4. Creating a bulleted or numbered list
      6m 11s
    5. Keeping text together through page breaks
      4m 2s
    6. Applying shading and borders to paragraphs
      4m 14s
  7. 50m 10s
    1. Power formatting with styles
      7m 34s
    2. Changing a document's theme
      6m 59s
    3. Changing style sets, color sets, fonts, and paragraph spacing
      3m 31s
    4. Applying Quick Styles and clearing formatting
      5m 18s
    5. Creating a Quick Style set
      6m 24s
    6. Using the Navigation pane with styles
      3m 1s
    7. Easily creating a table of contents
      5m 32s
    8. Restricting formatting to a selection of styles
      4m 58s
    9. Creating a multilevel list using styles
      6m 53s
  8. 48m 1s
    1. Creating a table to organize text
      6m 11s
    2. Converting text to tables
      3m 36s
    3. Formatting tables for readability
      4m 8s
    4. Adding and removing columns
      5m 36s
    5. Sorting table data
      5m 19s
    6. Merging, splitting, and formatting cells to create a form
      8m 53s
    7. Converting a table to text
      2m 41s
    8. Inserting an Excel table for calculations and charts
      7m 18s
    9. Using Quick Tables
      4m 19s
  9. 1h 7m
    1. Illustrating documents with pictures, shapes, and clip art
      8m 43s
    2. Positioning, sizing, and cropping graphics
      6m 11s
    3. Wrapping text around graphics
      4m 54s
    4. Laying out text and graphics with a table
      6m 50s
    5. Adjusting brightness, contrast, and sharpness of photos
      4m 30s
    6. Applying special effects to graphics
      5m 4s
    7. Applying styles to graphics
      5m 40s
    8. Illustrating with charts: Inserting a chart from Excel
      8m 26s
    9. Illustrating with diagrams: Using SmartArt
      10m 22s
    10. Illustrating with screenshots: Capturing screenshots from your computer
      3m 17s
    11. Illustrating with WordArt
      3m 35s
  10. 34m 10s
    1. Understanding building blocks
      3m 41s
    2. Numbering pages and applying headers and footers
      6m 56s
    3. Adding cover pages and blank pages
      3m 50s
    4. Using text boxes for document design
      8m 16s
    5. Creating and saving custom headers and footers
      6m 21s
    6. Creating and saving Quick Parts
      5m 6s
  11. 23m 40s
    1. Setting page margins, page orientation, and paper size
      6m 30s
    2. Inserting sections to organize a document
      5m 17s
    3. Using columns
      5m 23s
    4. Using watermarks, page borders, and colors
      6m 30s
  12. 20m 15s
    1. Checking spelling and grammar
      5m 6s
    2. Setting proofing and AutoCorrect options
      7m 21s
    3. Using the Thesaurus and Research and Translation tools
      7m 48s
  13. 21m 3s
    1. Tracking changes and showing markup
      5m 29s
    2. Accepting and rejecting changes
      4m 35s
    3. Comparing and combining documents
      6m 42s
    4. Coauthoring documents with SharePoint
      4m 17s
  14. 40m 56s
    1. Trouble-free document sharing
      5m 38s
    2. Emailing a document
      4m 4s
    3. Saving a document to a Windows Live drive
      4m 8s
    4. Saving to SharePoint and sharing a document link
      3m 59s
    5. Using Word on the web
      3m 4s
    6. Blogging with a document
      4m 27s
    7. Finalizing and password-protecting a document
      3m 38s
    8. Restricting editing for all or part of a document
      6m 3s
    9. Digitally signing a document
      5m 55s
  15. 25m 18s
    1. Changing Word options
      5m 42s
    2. Customizing the Ribbon
      7m 22s
    3. Creating and playing a macro
      8m 8s
    4. Assigning a macro to the Ribbon
      4m 6s
  16. 31s
    1. Goodbye
      31s

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