How to Create Company Letter Head

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A company letterhead is a great way to brand your business. Place your logo and color scheme on every document you send out, and it will help customers remember your business. The key to a successful business is sticking in your customer’s mind, and letterhead is a great reminder. It is easy to create your own letterhead using a simple word processing program, such as Microsoft Word. Just include the key information about your company, add your logo, and you’ll have a letterhead that looks professionally made.

Insert a header/footer into your word processing document. In Microsoft Word, the Header and Footer option is found in the View menu. When the header has been added, you will see a separate section appear at the top of your page. Click in this area.

Add your business information to the header. Key elements of a letterhead are your company name and logo, address, phone number, fax number, email address and web address. Format your company letterhead similarly to other parts of your business, such as your website or advertisements. Place the cursor before a piece of information, and then press the tab key to move it around the header. Press the enter or return key on your keyboard to move to the next line.

Enter your company message in the footer, which is at the bottom of the page. This can be your mission statement, tagline or slogan. You can add your header and additional information if you want to, or just leave the company message by itself.

Save the document as a template so you can use it for every communication. To do this in Microsoft Word, click on the “Save As” option in the File menu, and use the drop down menu to save the document as a Template. Then, when you want to open the template, click on “Project Gallery,” and locate the template under “My Templates.”

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