How to Create a Google Docs Cover Page

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The number of resumes, essays, and business proposals submitted every day is staggering. If you have to submit a document, you already know that the competition is tough. Your document will be one of many other look-alikes. How do you set your document apart from others so that your hard work is visible?

Use Google Docs to make the first impression of your document last beyond the first glance. The application is full of tools to use to create a remarkable cover page. Read on to learn how to create a professional, attention-grabbing Google Docs landing page.



How to Create a Google Docs Cover Page on a PC

Take your project from mundane to fabulous when you create a cover page using Google Docs on PC. To get started, you need to use the right browser. Google Docs works on most browsers, but its great features are not accessible on all browsers. Here are the best browsers to use:

  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge (Windows only)
  • Safari (Mac)

Unless otherwise specified, Google Docs will work with the two most recent versions of these browsers. Note that you have a choice of browsers for Windows and Mac. Regardless of the operating system you use, make sure that cookies and JavaScript are enabled.

Now that you have chosen your browser, you can decide how you will create your cover page. One option is to create the cover page from scratch. This gives you a cover page of your own. Here's how to create a Google Docs landing page from scratch:


  1. Open the browser on your PC.
  2. Log in to Google Docs.
  3. Select "Blank document".
  4. Choose "File" and "Page Setup" to change the layout.
  5. Select "Format" and "Text" to choose your text style.
  6. Type the content for your page.
  7. Press "Insert" and "Image" to add an image.
  8. Select "File" and "Download" to name and save your document.

Once your document is saved, you can go back at any time to make changes. Explore the additional features Google Docs has to offer to find ideas for improving your document. Remember to save your page after making changes.


Creating a Google Docs landing page from a blank slate is a great option if you're confident in your design skills. Otherwise, you can create a cover page with Google Doc templates. Templates are a starting point for your cover page, but leave room to add your own special touches. Here's how to edit a Google Docs template:

  1. Open Google Docs.
  2. Tap "Template Gallery" (top left of the screen).
  3. Choose an appropriate model.
  4. Customize the template with your images, text, etc.
  5. Save the cover page” (“File” and “Download”).

You can save the cover page to your computer in several different formats so you can edit or share it anytime.


How to Create a Google Docs Cover Page on an iPad

Google Docs lets you design a stunning cover page on devices other than your PC. This section will show you how to create one on your iPad. The first step is to install Google Docs for iPad as follows:

  1. Tap the Apple Store icon.
  2. Type “Google Docs” in the search bar. Press "Get".
  3. Press "Install" in the window that appears.

Google Docs is ready to use as soon as the download is complete. Now create a cover page like this:

  1. Open Google Docs (the blue paper icon).
  2. Tap the “Plus (+)” icon to design a cover page from scratch.
  3. Go to three dots at the top right” then “Layout” to set the layout.
  4. Select the "A" icon and "Text" to format your text.
  5. Type your information.
  6. Open the "Insert" menu and select "Picture." Add an image to your page.
  7. Open "File" and select "Download" to name and save the cover page.

Once your personalized cover page has been saved, you can reopen it, modify it and share it according to your needs. The other option for creating a cover page is to edit a pre-made Google Doc template. Here's how:


  1. Open Google Docs.
  2. Tap "Plus (+)" in the bottom corner.
  3. Tap "Choose a template".
  4. Choose a cover page and modify it as you wish.
  5. Name and save your cover page.

Just open the saved document if you have a last minute change. You don't have to wait to get home with your PC if you have the tablet with you.



How to Create a Google Docs Cover Page on an iPhone

Get the most out of your iPhone by using splash pages just like you would on your Mac or iPad. To create an attractive Google Docs cover page on the go, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Docs.
  2. Select the “(+)” icon in the lower right corner to create a new document to design your cover page from scratch.
  3. Tap “…” three horizontal dots on the top right and go to “Page Setup” to layout the page.
  4. Tap the "A" icon and "Text" to format the text. Type your content.
  5. Press "+". then under Insert, select “Image” to add an image.
  6. Name and tap the blue tick in the top left to save your cover page.

Another option is to choose a Google Docs template for your cover page. Make changes to customize it to your liking. It's that simple :

  1. Open Google Docs.
  2. Tap the "+" icon in the lower right, then "Choose a model".
  3. Scroll to the model you want. Tap it to edit the template.
  4. Name and press the blue tick to save the document.

Save your cover page on your iPhone. You can also send a copy to your PC or email address. Since it's on your iPhone, it only takes a second to remove it for viewing. This will allow you to make final changes before it is submitted.

How to Create a Google Docs Cover Page on an Android Device

It's not difficult to create an eye-catching cover page with your Android phone or tablet. Google Docs works with the same ease on Android. To get started, the app needs to be downloaded to your device. Follow these steps:

  1. Search for the Google Docs app for Android in the Google Play Store.
  2. Tap "Install".
  3. Select "Open".

You are ready to create and save your cover page and have mobile access to the document. Just open the page and make changes if you suddenly have a new idea. Here's how:

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Go to Google Docs.
  3. Choose “Blank document”.
  4. Tap "File" and "Page Setup" to customize the layout.
  5. Select "Format" and "Text" to format the text. Type your content.
  6. Press "Insert" and "Image" to add an image.
  7. Name and save the cover page.

Using a template can be even easier with these steps:

  1. Open the app and select a template from the list that appears.
  2. Modify the template as you wish.
  3. Name it and tap the blue tick in the top left to save the template.

The cover page is now at your fingertips. Open it for one last minute before submitting it to its final destination.

Design a dazzling document

The cover page is the front door of your document. As the saying goes, "image is everything", and you can use Google Docs to easily create a neat looking cover page. You never know who will see your impressive document and where this action will take you.

Did you use Google Docs to create a cover page? Let us know if you think it made a positive difference to your paper in the comments section below.

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