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How to Make an Envelope with a Microsoft Word Template

written by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•edited by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•updated: 3/13/2012

Microsoft Word envelope templates can easily be customized to create a printable envelope to match the company letterhead of your small business quickly with no strain on the company budget. Learn where to access these templates to build your own below.

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    Utilizing the free envelope templates available for downloading to work with in Microsoft Word are very handy for people wanting to know how to make envelopes and print them from the home or small business office. Templates can be personalized with text and graphics. With the design already there for you to just tweak a little, along with the easy directions to fold with the right kind of paper (good suggestions are given), using this method saves you the time and trouble involved in creating them from scratch.

    Microsoft Word templates are easy to work with whether you want to use a generic style that is virtually ready to print after adding your personal information or you desire to get more creative with the design phase. The ability to upload your company logo onto the template and create some uniformity between your letterhead and the envelope it’s delivered in is an especially nice feature. The envelope is the first impression made upon the recipient, so if you're using these templates to make business envelopes to send out a flyer, pamphlet, newsletter, or any other type of correspondence, you will want it to look professional.

    Here are the easy steps you should follow:

    1)Start by accessing the available Word templates for marketing postcards offered at Microsoft Office Online.

    2)Browse this collection of templates (which include money stuffing envelopes that are essential for some businesses and groups) and choose the one that is geared toward your purpose with the layout, design, and color scheme you want that best meets the purpose and criteria.Check each template for the available size and folding options.

    3)Click on the title of that template (it will then appear on its own for a closer inspection), then click “Download" after which you simply agree to their user license agreement. (You might have to install an Active X plug in for Internet Explorer if you don’t already have it but if you have any problems here, the instructions to update or fix the problem pops up.)

    4)Open the free template you downloaded in Word and follow the simple instructions to upload your own company logo and your company photos onto the template first, and then format the text around it. You can upload photos with the easy instructions here. Manipulate the color scheme, insert your text with the font style and size you want, and make any other applicable changes you see fit.

    5)Proof to make sure all the contact information for your small business is prominently displayed. Suggestions for paper and other advice to make it look great are also available. Then just print and fold to the specifications.