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Business Letters Review

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contents of a letterhead
Legal name of individual or company, mailing address, phone number, and web address or e-mail.
appearance of a letterhead
Easy to read fonts, colors that match the company or individual goals, large font for company or individual name.
drawing object
a graphic creating in word. Example: shapes such as rectangles, clouds, banners, etc.
inline object
an object that is part of the paragraph. You can change the location of the object by setting paragraph options, such as centered, right-aligned, left aligned.
floating object
an object that can be positioned at a specific location in a document or in a layer over or behind text. You have more flexibility with floating objects.
examples of floating objects
wrap text with: square, tight, top and bottom, behind text, in front of text.
no spacing style
the style option for business letter spacing
date line
first element of a business letter. Includes the month, day, and year.
inside address
2nd element of a business letter. Contains the address for the person who will receive the letter. Includes persons full name, job title, business, and full address.
salutation
3rd element of a business letter. The name of the person who will receive the letter. Use a colon (:) at the end of the name.
message
4th element of a business letter. Includes paragraphs, bullets, tables,
complimentary close
5th element of the business letter. Example: sincerely, thank you.
signature block
6th element of the business letter. Room for the author to sign. Includes the author's name and title.
tab stop
Found on the horizontal ruler and tells Word where to position the insertion point when you press TAB.
block style
All components of the letter start at the left margin
modified block style
The date line, complimentary close, and signature block move to the 4 inch tab stop, the rest of the letter stays flush to the left.
modified semi-block style
The date line, complimentary close, and signature block move to the 4 inch tab stop. Each paragraph is indented at a 1/2 inch.
nonbreaking space
special space character that prevents two words from splitting if the first word falls at the end of a line.
building block
Where you can store text and graphics to use frequently
business letter
Includes requests, inquires, confirmations, acknowledgements, etc.
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