Create a Matching Envelope
Lesson Plan
Grading Rubric

You will now create an envelope that matches the letterhead you just created. You will need to adjust the size of the text and logo so that it doesn't appear too large. You might even want to use the watermark feature to include your logo behind the text in your letterhead.

Word 2007 Instructions:

Start Word 2007:

To start your Table of Contents open Microsoft Word (Programs > All Programs > Microsoft Office > Word 2007.

Click the Office button in the top left corner of the document window Office Button and select new from the drop down menu. Select new blank document:

New Document

Save Your Work:

Click the Office button again Office Button and select Save As from the drop down menu and name your file Envelope. See the information below on how you want to save your document.

Save As Options

Set up Return Address:

Click the Microsoft Office Button Office Button , and then click Word Options.

Word Options

Click Advanced.

Word Options

Scroll down, and under General, type your return address in the Mailing address box.

Mailing Address

Word stores the address so that you can use it whenever you want to insert your return address in an envelope, label, or other document.

Click OK to close the Word Options dialog box.

Create Your Envelope:

On the Mailings tab, in the Create group, click Envelopes.

Mailing

You will now see that your address appears in the return address section of the Envelope and Labels dialog box:

Return Address

Click Options, and then click the Envelope Options tab.

Envelope Options

In the Envelope size box, click the choice that matches the size of your envelope. For this activity we will use the default size of 10.

Envelope Size

If you want to format the text, select the text, right-click the selected text, and then click Font on the shortcut menu.

Format Font

Now you change the font's size, face, style, effects, etc:

Font Options

Click Add to Document.

Add Address

Add ClipArt to Your Return Address:

With your cursor in front of the first letter in your address, with the Insert tab selected click ClipArt and search for a graphic that goes along with your theme. The graphic should now appear but will need to be resized and text wrapping needs to be applied.

Resize ClipArt:

Click on the resize handles and drag your graphic so that it is sized according to your address.

Resize

Format Text Wrapping:

With your ClipArt still selected, on the Format Picture Tools Select Text Wrapping then select Square.

Format Text Wrapping Square

Resize your ClipArt if needed. My return address is shown below:

Clipart

Save your work and submit it for grading.

Horizontal Rule

Word 2003 Instructions:

You will now create an envelope that matches the letterhead you just created. You will need to adjust the size of the text and logo so that it doesn't appear too large. You might even want to use the watermark feature to include your logo behind the text in your letterhead.