We're going to continue creating a book template. The next task is to create a title page and a publication page.
A title page can echo your cover; for example, include all of the same elements plus a subtitle and a publication statement. Or, the title page can be completely different. For these instructions, we are going to assume you want a different page (no picture).
The publication page includes copyright information, a statement that tells your readers how they can use the text in your book, and contact information for you in case someone wants to order your book.
Title Page (Page 3)
- Open the document we've been working on: Genealogy Book.
- Remember you have a cover page (outside and inside)...two pages in your Word document.
- Click to place your cursor is the first empty line on the third page.
- Type a title in the first empty line, and then apply the built in Title or Book Title style.
--Display a list of all styles and look for the Title or Book Title style.
--When you locate the Title or Book Title style, click it.
- Make a local change to put space in front of the title.
--Right-click anywhere in title text, and a pop-up menu appears.
--Select Paragraph and the Paragraph dialog appears.
--On the Indents and Spacing tab, enter 260 (or there abouts) in the Before field in Spacing.
- Click in the next empty line, and add a subtitle. Type the text and apply the subtitle style. This step is optional.
- Click in the next empty line, and add the author's name. Type the name and apply the author style.
- Click in the next empty line, and add publication information or a location. Type the text and apply the subtitle style. This step is optional.
- Click in the next empty line, and insert a page break (Ctrl + Enter). The few empty lines you have appear at the top of page four (a.k.a. the publication page). You might want to add several more blank lines. You can just keep clicking in the next empty line for the next element until we get to the end of the template...you just need to keep pressing Enter to add the lines as needed.
- Add a publication page.
Publication Page (Page 4)
- Type the publication page text. See the sample below for what I put on my page. You might also want to study publication pages in printed books to see what they put on their publication pages. You can apply the Normal style to the text or you can add a style...for example, PubPage.
- Click in the next empty line, and insert a page break (Ctrl + Enter). The few empty lines you have appear at the top of page five (a.k.a. the foreword page).
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The next post will be about the optional Foreword page.