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How can I make a back coverpage in Word?

Q: I know how to make and file a cover page for a word document. However sometimes I need there to be a back cover. That I haven`t figured out how to yet.

You can`t file that under cover page as it only replaces your cover page. So the question is? How do I make one? Once I make one, how can I have it available for future documents without repeating the process?

A: You may be working with one of the Ribbon versions of Word (Word 2007 and later) since those make cover pages easy.

The first suggestion would be to simply enter a page break and make your back cover. In a simple document, this will work fine. However, once you start with a document that has page numbers and/or headers/footers, it can be painful to even try this!

Ribbon Versions (Word 2007 and later) that have "Building Blocks"

In Word 2007 and later Cover Pages are a special kind of "Building Block." You use Insert > Cover Page to insert one (front) cover page in a document. If there is already a Cover Page, your selection will replace it. So that doesn't work for your back page.

To create a back cover page:

bulletAt the end of your document, insert a new-page or even-page section break (under Breaks on the Page Layout Tab) and set the headers/footers in that section to not link to previous.
bulletThen delete any headers/footers (assuming you do not want them on your back page. Note that any Section will have three headers and three footers even if you don't see them. See Header/Footer Settings Recap if you don't understand how this happens.
bulletPut in your content. If you are saving this as a pattern, you may find the StyleRef Field  useful to grab information from the body of your document.

If you want to save this as a building block, you would want to select from the section break forward and save it as a building block. (Alt+F3) There is not a gallery for back covers, but there are plenty of custom galleries available. Pick one and use it.
 

bulletSections / Headers and Footers in Microsoft Word 2007-2013
bullet Building Blocks & AutoText
bullet Where can Building Blocks be stored?

Word 2003 and earlier

You could instead use the section break and blank headers/footers.

bulletAt the end of your document, Insert > Break and then choose either next-page or even-page.
bulletUndo Link to Previous setting in any header or footer and then erase content (assuming you do not want this on your back cover page.
bulletPut in your content. Again you may find the StyleRef Field  useful to grab information from the body of your document.

If you want to save this as an AutoText entry for later use, you would select from the section break to the end of your document and save as an AutoText entry. (Alt+F3)


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Using Date Fields in Microsoft Word
Calculated Dates
Booklet Formatting and Printing in Microsoft Word
Changing the Default Font in Microsoft Word
Document linked to Printer in Microsoft Word
Fonts Missing from Menu in Microsoft Word
How can I get a different header / footer on the second page?
Heading? Header? Microsoft Word Help
More on Headers and Footers in Word
Letterhead
Mapped Content Controls and Document Properties
Weird Lines and Borders
Macros and VBA
Master Documents Feature in Microsoft Word
A Back CoverPage in Microsoft Word
Normal Template in Microsoft Word - How to Open or Find the Normal Template
My docs open in the wrong program! Re-registering Word using the commandline.
Moving (Sharing) Customizations in Microsoft Word
Global StyleSheet?
MVP means?
Naming Files - A System is the Key
Posting tips in the Microsoft Word Forums
Getting rid of that (*)#"@^ paperclip! - Taming the Office Assistant
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Save Changes to the Global Template? Keeps Popping Up
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Favorite Documents Menu
Work Menu in Microsoft Word
Templates Menu in Microsoft Word
What books have been recommended about Microsoft Word?
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