by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 15, 2016)
Many long-time Word users figured out years ago that a quick way to create letters is to either create your own letter template or to create a standard letter you save in a file and then load and change as necessary. Word provides a special tool you can use to help you create a quick letter or to create a letter that is not in your normal "letter format" (as defined by your template or letter file). This tool is called the Letter Wizard, and it is accessible in different ways based on the version of Word you are using:
To create your letter, all you need to do is answer the questions shown in the various tabs of the wizard's dialog box and then click on OK. Word opens a new document and creates your letter according to the format you specified. You can then write the letter itself, print it, and be done with it.
If you are using Word 2007, the Letter Wizard has been removed from Word; it is no longer available.
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