CREATING A LETTERHEAD - Microsoft Word

Do steps 1 through 4 below if you want your name and address only on the first page of your letter (if you are creating a multi-page letter). Otherwise, if you want your name and address to appear at the top of every page of a multi-page letter, skip steps 1 through 4.

[1) Click on File, then on Page Setup.

2) Click on the Layout tab.

3) Under Headers and Footers, click into the box next to Different first page to put a checkmark into it.

4) Click on OK.]

5) Click on View, then on Header and Footer.

6) Type in your name and address (and phone and fax numbers, too, and e-mail address, if you so desire).

7) Click and drag over the name and address to highlight it.

8) Click on the Center button .

9) Click and drag over the name and address again (if it is not still highlighted).

10) Change the font, size, and style (bold, italics, underline) of the text. [Optional]

11) To move the blinking cursor down to the message area of the letter, just double-click on the area below the header (or click on the Close button on the Header toolbar).

12) Click on File, then on Save As. Type in a name for this document, such as My Letterhead.doc. Click on Save.

13) To use the letterhead, click on File, then on Open. Then double-click on the icon next to My Letterhead.doc.

14) Type in the text of your letter, then click on File, then on Save As, and type in a name for the letter such as Letter to the Editor.doc. Click on Save.

       You will then still have a copy of the blank letterhead document (containing only your name and address in the header) on your hard drive (under the filename My Letterhead.doc), ready to be used again for a different letter.