How to Insert Cover Pages and Other Building Blocks in Word 2019 - dummies

How to Insert Cover Pages and Other Building Blocks in Word 2019

By Faithe Wempen

Word 2019 has all the tools you need to present a professional and modern document. Many different Word document types can benefit from a good-looking cover page: a committee report, a proposal for a home business, or a family album. Word offers a large gallery of sample cover pages that you can insert in your document and then customize.

Cover pages are automatically placed at the beginning of the Word document, before the current first page. You don’t have to position the insertion point at the beginning of the document before you insert them.

To insert a cover page, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Insert → Pages → Cover Page. A palette of cover page samples appears.

    Word 2019 cover page

  2. Click the cover page you want to insert. It is placed at the beginning of the document.
  3. Fill in the placeholders on the cover page as desired.

To delete a cover page, choose Insert → Pages → Cover Page → Remove Current Cover Page.

Cover pages are just one of several types of preformatted sample content that Word collectively calls building blocks. The page numbering samples are building blocks, as are preformatted headers and footers.

To see all the building blocks that Word offers in one convenient place, choose Insert → Text → Explore Quick Parts → Building Blocks Organizer. This opens the Building Blocks Organizer dialog box. From here, you can browse the various types of content and insert anything you find that looks interesting. Some of the content types include equations, tables, text boxes, and watermarks.

Word 2019 Building Blocks

Check out the rest of the Word 2019 ribbon.