How to Make Your Google Docs Stand Out With a Stylish Cover Page

A cover page is the first thing people see when they open your document. An eye-catching cover page makes a great first impression and sets the tone for the rest of the content.

When creating a cover page in Google Docs, you have a few options:

Use a Template

Google Docs has several professionally designed cover page templates you can use. To access them:

  1. Open a blank Google Doc
  2. Click Template gallery > Education
  3. Browse the options and select a template you like

You can then customize the template by adding your own text, images, colors and fonts. This is the quickest way to create an impressive cover page.

Design Your Own

To design your own custom cover page:

Add Visual Interest

  • Insert images – Upload your logo, photo or other graphics
  • Change background color – Format > Page Color
  • Add borders or lines – Format > Borders and Lines

Format Text

  • Adjust fonts – Format > Fonts
  • Make your title bold and much larger than body text
  • Center your title and other text – Format > Align Center

Include Key Details

  • Document title
  • Author name
  • Date
  • Other relevant info like course name or company

Tips for an SEO-Friendly Cover Page

To optimize your cover page for search engines:

  • Use your target keyword in the title
  • Have an H1 heading with your target keyword
  • Bold important keywords throughout the page
  • Use keywords in image file names and alt text
  • Keep it simple and scannable for both users and search bots

See Examples

Here are examples of stylish cover pages I created in Google Docs using templates:

Marketing Plan Cover Page

Proposal Cover Page

Report Cover Page

As you can see, with just a few tweaks to an existing template, you can quickly create a professional, eye-catching and SEO-optimized cover page that makes your Google Docs stand out.


To recap, here are some tips to create stunning cover pages in Google Docs:

Use pre-made templates

  • Quickly customize with your images, text and branding

Design your own custom page

  • Add visual interest with images, color and borders
  • Format text with fonts, sizes and alignment
  • Include relevant details like title and author

Optimize for search engines

  • Use target keywords in headings and text
  • Keep it simple and scannable

I hope these tips help you create a cover page that makes your Google Docs impossible to ignore! Let me know if you have any other questions.