Creating a Letter of Request Using a Word
To use a word processor to write a letter of request.
After completing this section, the student should be able to:
• Use Word’s main features to create a Letter utilizing:
• Speller and grammar check
• Save the completed letter
• Starting Microsoft Word
• Learning Word’s Basic Features:
• Date and Time Feature
• Save, Print
• Final Project, On your Own!
Integrating Computers into Learning Activities and Demonstrations
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Writing letters has taken on a new identity in the computer age. We tend to use our
computer to write our letters. This is an efficient and practical method of
correspondence. For example if you need to write a letters to a variety of businesses,
rather than typing or writing the information repeatedly, you could use the same letter.
The basic information could be the same, but you could add or remove information to
personalize it to the individual.
A Letter of Request
In Communications LBS 4, unit 3 you discussed the layout of a Business letter. We will
take those components to create the letter in Word.
Full Block Style.
The Full Block style of letter includes:
• All lines begin at the left margin.
• A blank line is left between each paragraph
We will discuss some of Word’s features as we go through the setup.
N Time for you to try.
• To begin, we will open Word
• Click on Start
• Move your mouse up to Programs
• Move your mouse over to Microsoft Office
• Click on Word.
With Word open, we want to set up our screen to make sure it is the same.
Click on View in the menus,
Click on Normal
You are now ready to begin creating the letter.
Many offices use paper with a Letterhead (logo with the company address) already
printed on the paper. Other offices have