How to Create Customized Envelopes in Microsoft Word

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Creating Envelopes in Microsoft Word

It isn’t difficult to create envelopes in Microsoft Word. There is a special tool in Microsoft Word that will automatically create an envelope for you. All you need to do is insert your return address and the recipient’s address. But, if you want, you can also customize the envelope to suit your needs.

To open the envelope tool, simply click Tools>>Letters and Mailings>>Envelopes and Labels.

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Enter Your Address in Word's Envelope Wizard

In the Envelopes and Labels dialog box, you will note that there are fields where you can enter your return address and the recipient's address. You can enter these and click Print.

When you enter a return address, Word will ask if you want to save the address as the default. Every time you open the Envelopes and Labels dialog box, this return address will appear. If you want to omit the return address, simply select Omit before you click Print.

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Changing Envelope Feed Options

Often, it is difficult to get your envelope to print correctly. You may print on the wrong side of the envelope or you may print it upside down. That’s due to the way your printer handles envelopes.

Fortunately, you can simplify the process by telling Word how you feed the envelope into your printer. Click the Feed button. The Envelope Options dialog box opens to the Printing Options tab.

Specify the way you will feed the envelope into your printer by clicking one of the buttons at the top. To change the direction of the envelope, click Clockwise rotation.

If you have a separate tray in your printer for envelopes, you can specify that, too. Just click the drop-down box below Feed from.

Once you’ve set your options, click OK.

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Changing the Envelope Size

To change the size of your envelope, click the Options button on the Envelopes and Labels dialog box. Then click on the Envelope Options tab.

Use the drop-down box labeled Envelope size to select the size of your envelope. If the correct size isn’t listed, select Custom size. Word will prompt you to enter the dimensions of your envelope.

You can also change how far from the edge of the envelope your return and delivery addresses appear. Just use the selection boxes in the appropriate section to change this.

Once you’re done specifying your options, click OK

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Changing the Envelope Font Styles

You’re not locked into the default fonts for your envelope. In fact, you can choose any font, font style, and font color you desire.

To change the fonts on your envelope, click the Font button on the Envelope Options tab in the Envelope Options dialog box. Keep in mind that you will need to specify the font for the return and delivery address individually.

When you click the Font button, a dialog box will open showing you your font options. It is much like the font options within a normal Word document. Simply choose your options and click OK. Once you have specified your options, you can click OK on the Envelope Options dialog box to return to the Envelopes and Labels dialog box. There, you can click Print to print your envelope.

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Marshall, James. "How to Create Customized Envelopes in Microsoft Word." ThoughtCo, Jun. 16, 2017, thoughtco.com/customizing-envelopes-in-microsoft-word-3540346. Marshall, James. (2017, June 16). How to Create Customized Envelopes in Microsoft Word. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/customizing-envelopes-in-microsoft-word-3540346 Marshall, James. "How to Create Customized Envelopes in Microsoft Word." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/customizing-envelopes-in-microsoft-word-3540346 (accessed January 23, 2018).