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Write a letter (Beginner level)

As a principal you will want to contact parents or members of the community in writing. You will type a formal letter and save it electronically so that you can print as many copies as you need and change the content for other purposes at a later stage. You will use Microsoft Word to achieve this.

By the end of this task you could achieve the following outcomes:

Download an example - Type and change the letter
- Change the appearance of the text
- Spell check the letter
- Print the letter
- Save the letter

Create your own letter - one which you will find useful. Alternatively, follow this example. To do so you would typically work through the following steps:

1. Start Microsoft Word. See how »
2. Right-align text: The address is usually right-aligned. Type the address. See how »
3. Save the letter: Remember to save your letter regularly while typing it. See how »
4. Type the letter: You will have to left-align the text
5. Select font and size: Select font and font size of your choice. See how »
6. Spell check the document: Conduct the spell check before finally saving and printing. See how »
7. Save the letter: Save the file before printing. See how »
8. Print the letter. See how »
9. Close Microsoft Word. See how »

Related scenarios

» Write a bulletin to parents
» Write a good news note
» Mail merge a letter

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