How to Format a Business Letter

A business letter is a formal written communication between two parties. It is typically used for business correspondence, such as making inquiries, requesting information, or placing orders.

When formatting a business letter, it is to follow a standard format that is clear, concise, and professional. Here are the basic steps on how to format a business letter:

  1. Use a professional font and size. A good font for business letters is Times New Roman or Arial, in size 12 or 10.
  2. Use a one-inch margin on all sides of the page. This will give your letter a clean and professional look.
  3. Use block format. In block format, all of the text in the letter is left-aligned, including the date, inside address, salutation, body, and closing.
  4. Single-space the body of the letter. You can double-space between paragraphs.
  5. Use a complimentary close and your signature. The complimentary close is a formal way of ending your letter. A good complimentary close for a business letter is “Sincerely” or “Best regards.” Your signature should be handwritten.

Here is an example of a business letter formatted in block format:

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