The Microsoft Office suite includes a word processing program called Microsoft Word. Even though many people use Word for simple things like writing letters, it can be used for much more. One of these uses is to make custom CD covers for CDs and DVDs that you make yourself. With Word templates, anyone, no matter how good they are at desktop publishing, can make CD covers. Your homemade CDs can look more professional with custom CD covers, which can be made in as little as a few minutes.
Click “File” and then “New” to open Word. Click on “Labels” after you choose “Template.” Under “Media,” you can look through the CD cover templates. Choose the one that fits the type of cover you want to make the best. Don’t worry about how the cover looks. You will take it off and put your own in its place.
If you click on the template you want to use, it will open in Word so you can change it. Text and pictures will be in place on the template. You can use any of the pictures you want to. To get rid of the text and images on the template, select the part you want to get rid of and press “Delete” on your computer. The template element will be removed.
Click the “Insert” menu, choose “Picture,” and then find the picture you want to use on your CD cover on your computer by browsing. The photo will be included in the template. To change the size, click on the picture to select it, then point your mouse at the selection and drag the selection lines to change the size.
You can add text by going to the “Insert” menu and choosing either “WordArt” or “Text Box” from the “Insert” drop-down list. Type the text you want on your CD cover and use the format toolbar to make it look how you want it to. With this toolbar, you can change the font style, size, and color.
Save your CD cover under a unique name. Use CD cover paper, which you can buy at an office supply store, or regular copy paper to print your CD cover. To print more than one cover, it’s best to use template paper. If you use regular paper, you won’t be able to tear off the CD covers; instead, you’ll have to cut them out.