If you want to add something extra to your report or essay, then an attractive cover page can help. Not only can it bring flair to your document but it is useful at the same time. A cover page introduces the paper to your audience with a title, author, date, and brief summary.
As we’ve previously explained, this is the first impression your readers get and provides the big picture of what the document contains. So, if you are ready to complete your business or educational paper with a cover page, here are several terrific Microsoft Word templates.
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Templates for Business Reports and Texts
This nice Median themed template from Microsoft Word not only gives you an eye-catching cover page, but helps you start your report too. The cover page includes a spot for a photo, for example of your business location, a product or service, or your company logo. Then, just add the date and an optional subtitle along with a summary of the contents.
The second page of the template provides headings, subheadings, paragraphs, and a quote section. For a cover page template that goes a little further to assist you with your document, this option from Microsoft Office is a great choice.
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Also from Microsoft Office, this similar one gives you a cover page and report template in one. The cover page has a much larger photograph area. So, if your business can benefit from a bigger visual, such as a design, marketing, or graphics company, this is a terrific template. You can pop in the report title, subtitle, and abstract like the other template.
The template’s next page carries over the same black, white, and red color scheme and offers a sidebar for highlighting key points. And, you have your headings, subheadings, and paragraphs for a complete package.
Maybe you would prefer to stay away from a cover page that includes a photo. If so, this basic option from Hloom might be more your style. With a simple blue vertical line design, the cover page also has spots for the title, subtitle or abstract, date, and the author’s name.
Hloom has another good option in a darker blue. This one really highlights the title of your report with large font right in the center. Other great features of this page are the additional text areas. You can include a subtitle, date, or your company motto at the top. Then, at the bottom is a place for the report’s author or your summary.
Templates for Educational Essays and Term Papers
For students who have the flexibility to format their cover page as they like, this Microsoft Office template is an excellent option. You can pop in a photo or other image and then add the report title, student name, course name, instructor name, and date. And, of course, it is easy to remove those areas that you do not need.
Like the business cover letter templates from Microsoft Office, this one includes a second page for help with the report. Headings, subheadings, and a bulleted list are there for convenience. But, if you are required to submit your paper in a specific format like MLA or APA, you can just use the cover page.
For a more compact cover page option that also includes that helpful second page, Microsoft Office gives you this nice template. Like the other cover page for students, you can use a photo or image that enhances your report topic. Insert your title and subtitle and then your name, course name, and date.
The second page has headings and subheadings with a bulleted list to assist you in starting your report, research paper, term paper, or essay.
7-9. APA-Style Cover Pages
When your instructor requires an APA cover page to match your paper, Hloom has a few templates. Each of these options provides the correct line spacing, font size, and margins as well as Times New Roman for the font style and a running head.
The first template is intended for a paper with just one author. It is plain and simple with places for your title, name, and affiliation or institution name.
These two are both suitable for a two-author paper. You will notice that the only difference is the affiliation. One is for authors within the same institution and the other is for authors with different affiliations.
If you have a paper with more than one author, but are not restricted to the APA format, check out this template. From Microsoft Office, you can enter an image or photo, add your title and abstract, and then include more than one author. You can also fill out the areas for class, semester, instructor name, and date.
And take advantage of the second page to start your paper off right with the convenient formatting. For additional student templates, take a look at these helpful tools.
Creative Cover Page Templates
When you want to go all out and a book theme is the right way to do it, take a look at this Hloom template. The cover page has an old-fashioned look with the yellowed paper. You can add your title and a nice-sized summary.
Do you like the larger area for the abstract and creative design, but not necessarily the book theme? This purple vertical lined cover page from Hloom is stylish and simple at the same time. Add your title and summary with a bit of colored pizzazz.
If none of these templates fit your needs exactly as you like, maybe an all-purpose template is for you. You can use these cover pages for business or educational documents. And, remember, you can remove any text blocks that you do not need.
From Template.net, this is a handsome and professional option. The abstract-designed blocks at the bottom include a spot for the year which is selectable once you enable the template for editing. You can complete the title, subtitle, author, and company areas as they apply.
For an educational cover page, this template is also from Template.net. Enter the title, subtitle, date, and author. You can enter the date easily from the drop-down calendar when you click on the area. What makes this one cool is that the background is editable text. So, you can enter your own words or letters for a unique look or remove it completely.
15. Basic Cover Page
When basic is best for your report or paper, Template.net has this neat and clean option. There are no fancy images or photo spots; just a splash of color in the line separating the title and subtitle, which can be removed if you choose. Locations for the company name, author, and summary are centered and evenly spaced.
Did You Find the Perfect Cover Page?
Hopefully one or more of these Microsoft Word cover page templates are just what you needed, for business or education. If what you really need is tips for templates on your Mac or those that help your meetings run smoother, we have you covered. If you’re looking for other ways to get more out of the program, check out how to create stunning flowcharts with Microsoft Word.
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