How to Make a CD Cover in Word
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CD covers can be fun to make on your own and are a great homemade gift to go along with a mix CD. Microsoft Word provides a number of CD cover templates you can use to get started. The templates will have the correct size and format for the CD cover set-up, so you don't need to worry about that.
Once it's designed, simply print the CD cover on regular paper, cut it out and insert it into the CD case.
Open Microsoft Word.
Click the "Microsoft Office Button." Select "New."
- CD covers can be fun to make on your own and are a great homemade gift to go along with a mix CD.
Scroll down the left side of the window under "Microsoft Office Online." Click "More Categories."
Select "Case Inserts." The available templates from Microsoft Office Online will load.
Browse through the CD cover templates and select one you like. Don't worry if you already have a graphic image in mind--you can replace the placeholder image easily. Select your chosen template and click "Download." The template will load into a new document.
- Scroll down the left side of the window under "Microsoft Office Online."
- The available templates from Microsoft Office Online will load.
Begin replacing the placeholder text with your own. Click to select it and start typing.
Format the text with a font, font size, colour and text attributes of your choice. Make all these changes using the "Home" tab in Word.
Replace graphics with your own if you want. Click to select the placeholder, and press "Delete." Click the "Insert" tab. Click "Picture" to insert an image file from your computer. If you'd rather use a stock image, click "Clip Art" to choose an image.
- Begin replacing the placeholder text with your own.
- Click "Picture" to insert an image file from your computer.
Save the file when you are satisfied with the look of your CD cover.
Place regular paper in your printer. Connect the printer to your computer.
Click the "Microsoft Office" button. Click "Print." Select your installed printer. Click "Print" and await your new CD cover.
- Save the file when you are satisfied with the look of your CD cover.
- Connect the printer to your computer.
Cut out the CD cover and place it in the front of your CD case.
Amy Dombrower is a journalist and freelance writer living in Chicago. She worked in the newspaper industry for three years and enjoys writing about technology, health, paper crafts and life improvement. Some of her passions are graphic design, movies, music and fitness. Dombrower earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.