How to Make a DVD Jacket Cover in Windows Microsoft Programs

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How to Make a DVD Jacket Cover in Windows Microsoft Programs
You can easily make DVD covers using Microsoft programs. (5 dvd cases image by Trevor Goodwin from Fotolia.com)

Making a DVD jacket cover can make your DVD easily identifiable and attractive as part of a display. Microsoft programs, such as Word or Publisher, offer the user the opportunity to create their own DVD cover. All you need to do is insert and manipulate the elements to suit your needs.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Printer
  • Thick paper or card stock
  • Paper cutter
  • DVD case

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open your Microsoft Program. Select "File," then "New." Select "Blank Document."

  2. 2

    Click "File," then "Page Setup." Select the "Paper" tab. Change the height to 7 1/2 inches and the width to 5 1/4 inches. This is the size of a standard DVD cover.

  3. 3

    Click "Insert," then "Picture" then "From File." Browse the folders on your PC to find the appropriate picture. This step is not mandatory, but if you are planning on inserting a picture, it should be inserted first so that the text may be placed over it. Resize or move the picture to your liking.

  4. 4

    Click "Insert," then "Text Box." Use the mouse to drag and create the area for the text. Type the desired text (title, credits, etc.) in the box. Don't worry about the look and size of the text, as you will be able to edit this later.

  5. 5

    Highlight the text. Right-click the highlighted text and select "Font." From this sub-menu, you can adjust the style, size, colour and add any desired effects, such as bold, underlined or italics.

  6. 6

    Print the DVD cover on standard 8-1/2-inch-by-11-inch paper. You can use any paper you wish, but it is best to use a thicker paper or card stock.

  7. 7

    Use a paper cutter or scissors to trim the edges and make the DVD cover the appropriate size. Slide it into the empty DVD case and you're finished.

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