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To format a letter in block style:

Type all lines beginning at the left margin.

Center the letter vertically, then type the date.

After the date, press ENTER 4 times and type the inside address. Leave 1 space between the state and the zip code.

After the inside address, press ENTER 2 times and type the salutation.

Press ENTER 2 times and begin the body of the letter. Single-space the body, but press ENTER 2 times between paragraphs.

After the last paragraph, press ENTER 2 times and type the complimentary closing.

Press ENTER 4 times and type the writer's name and address.

 

Click here to view an example of a block style letter.

 

 

To format a letter in modified-block style:

 

Same spacing applies as in a block style letter.

The date and closing lines begin at center point of the writing line (3.0 tab).

Paragraphs are indented (0.5 inch).

 

Click here to view an example of a modified-block style letter.