Microsoft Word provides the tools to create a wide variety of documents, such as customised flyers, letterheads and brochures. You also can use Word to personalise your own CD covers that will easily insert into a CD case. You can make one from scratch if you like, but that may take up a lot of time and effort that isn't necessary. Using a ready-made template, you can spend the bulk of your time designing a CD cover to suit your style and needs. Certain templates even are designed for certain types of CD/DVD insert sheets (such as Avery products), which you can buy at an office supplies store.
Open Microsoft Word.
Click the "Microsoft Office Button" and select "New."
Click "More Categories" at the bottom of the list of links under "Microsoft Office Online."
Click "Case Inserts" in the main window. This will load all available case insert templates from Microsoft Office Online.
Browse through the templates. Choose one that best fits your personal needs. It doesn't have to look exactly right, since you're going to customise it. If you're using a certain type of insert sheets, find a template that matches the product number of your sheets. Select your chosen template and click "Download." The template will open in a new document.
Replace the placeholder content. Begin by selecting sample text. Highlight it and type to add your own content, such as title of the CD and artist.
Select the new text to format it. Click the "Home" tab. Use the commands in the "Font" group to change the font, font size, font colour and other attributes. If you want to realign the text or change the line spacing, use the buttons available in the "Paragraph" group.
Add your own images if you want. If you're happy with the graphics, feel free to leave them as is. Otherwise, click the "Insert" tab. Click "Picture" in the "Illustrations" group to upload your own images. You also may choose to insert stock images by click "Clip Art" instead.
Select any added object to reposition it or edit it as needed.
Click the "Microsoft Office Button" and choose "Save as" to save the document.
Prepare to print the CD cover once you're satisfied with it. Connect your printer to the computer and feed it with the correct paper. You may want to print a test run before using any speciality labels.
Click the "Microsoft Office Button" and select "Print."
Select your installed printer. Click "Print."
Cut out the CD cover and slide it into place in a CD case.
Things you need
- Microsoft Word
- CD insert labels (optional)
- CD case