Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
When you have trouble finding the section breaks, switch to Draft view: Click the Views
tab and choose Draft from the Views group. You can also summon the Section indicator on
the status bar, as covered earlier in this chapter. In that case, position the toothpick cursor at
the top of the page and then press the Backspace key.
Deleting a section removes any formatting, including headers and footers, that was
unique to the section. If you accidentally delete a section break, you lose any special
formatting that you applied to the section. In this case, press the Undo shortcut, Ctrl+Z, before you
do anything else.
That First Page
One of the most common things to format in any document, and the bane of most folks, is that darn
first page. It’s a cover page. It’s an introduction. It’s different. The following sections describe how
to deal with that pesky first page.
Adding a cover page
The sneakiest and quickest way to slap down a cover page in Word is to use Word’s Cover Page
command. Here’s how it works:
1. Click the Insert tab.
2. In the Pages group, click the Cover Page button.
If you don’t see the Pages group or Cover Page button, click the Pages button and then click the
Cover Page icon.
The Cover Page button displays a fat, fun menu full of various cover-page layouts.
3. Choose a cover-page layout that titillates you.
The cover page is immediately inserted as the first page in your document. The cover page is
followed by a page break (not a section break), and it contains bracketed text, such as [Company
4. Click the bracketed text on the cover page.
5. Type the required replacement text.
For example, click [Document title] . Then type the document’s real title. The text you type
replaces the bracketed text.
6. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 until the cover page looks the way you like it.