Formal letter format and spacing. Business letter format spacing by. If you use modified block format youll begin the date and the closing at the center of the page keeping all other text left justified. 10 security envelope 4 18 by 9. Letter font and spacing.
Use double space for short letters. I have a long list of the elements of the formal business letter format below. There are several business letter formats but all of them can be subdivided into two basic groups. Page format 5 key rules.
When youre writing a cover letter the spacing is important regardless of what form your letter is in. Mail the letter in a no. There is also a few samples with all the elements highlighted for easier reference. If you are typing use 10 to 12 point font and single line spacing for composing your letter.
If you are drafting a formal business letter to be mailed as opposed to an email the paper you use should be a standard white bond paper of a decent weight dont use the sort of colored or flamboyant stationery that might be used in marketing junk mail its fine to include a simple business. Block format is generally perceived as the most formal format. Business letter writing format and spacing refrence fresh formal. How to lay out a letter.
Include a margin of one to one and a half inches around each page. Both are essential for creating the professional look that is the foundation of any proper business letter. Formal business letter format writing guide. Using proper spacing and format gives your correspondence a polished proper look and allows the recipient to find essential information at a glance.
The format includes spacing indentation margins and more. The block format and various indented formats. Etiquette tip of the week. The format of a letter refers to the way the letter is arranged on the page.
Print the letter on only one side of the paper. Fold the letter horizontally into thirds. If you are writing. For semi formal letters you may wish to use modified block or semi.
How to space a business letter when i was test marketing my new business writing for professionals workshop feedback showed one of the things people appreciated most. Block format is most commonly used with left justification single spacing and double spacing between paragraphs.