How to Address Envelopes on a Computer

By Neil Edwards

Word processing software like Microsoft Word often comes preloaded with templates to design many different types of documents, including address labels and envelopes. These templates make it easy to create professional-looking envelopes just by typing in the desired delivery and return addresses. The advent of electronic postage simplifies the mailing process even further, as Microsoft Office can connect to several different electronic postage applications to print postage directly onto the envelope and skip the post office.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word.

Step 2

Open the Tools menu.

Step 3

Open the "Letters and Mailings" submenu and select "Envelopes and Labels."

Step 4

Select the Envelopes tab.

Step 5

Enter the delivery and return addresses in the respective boxes.

Step 6

Hit the "Options" button, customize the options to match the exact size of the envelopes you wish to use, and click "OK."

Step 7

Feed the envelope to the printer and click the "Print" button.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you would like to print postage directly onto your envelope, ensure the box marked "Add electronic postage" is selected.