How to create an Envelope in Microsoft Word and get it printed

Microsoft Office applications are designed with many unique and user-friendly features. These features not only allow users to do get things done but do a lot of things simultaneously. For example, you can create a professional envelope using the Microsoft Word application.

Create & print a single envelope in Microsoft Word

If you are not aware of the process, we will walk you through the steps of creating an envelope using Microsoft Word. Once created, you can either get the envelope printed with your own printer or send it to a commercial printer for printing. The complete procedure can be summarized in two steps.

  1. Creating an envelope
  2. Printing an envelope

1] Creating an envelope

Open the Microsoft Word application and choose a blank document.

Then, from the Ribbon menu select, ‘Mailings’ tab and choose ‘Envelopes’ visible under ‘Create’ section.

Create & print a single envelope in Microsoft Word

Instantly, the ‘Envelopes and Labels’ window will popup on your computer screen. Here’ you will find two blank spaces. One is labeled as ‘Delivery Address’ and other as ‘Return Address‘. You will need to enter the recipient’s address in the former and yours in the latter.

When done, hit the ‘Options’ tab. Here, just adjacent to ‘Envelope Size’ space you will find a drop-down arrow. Hit the arrow and select the desired size for your envelope.

If required, you can choose to customize the font for the delivery or return address. For this, click the ‘Font’ button under the respective item. You’ll see a new window that presents your standard font options.

Configure the options as desired and click ‘Ok’.

When directed to the ‘Envelopes and Labels’ window, choose ‘Add to document’ button.

Instantly, you’ll see a message prompting you to use the return address you entered as the default return address. If all appears well, go ahead and choose ‘Yes’.

In the end, you’ll see a preview of your envelope on the left-hand side of the screen.

2] Printing the Envelope

Once you have entered a message in the envelope, head back to the ‘Mailings’ tab and click ‘Envelope’.

Like earlier. You will again be taken to the ‘Envelopes and Labels’ window.

At the bottom of the window, you’ll find a ‘Print’ button.

Just hit that button to get your job done!

Hope you can get it working properly.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.

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