How to Make a Cover Letter on Microsoft Word

By Erika Dean

If you need to create a cover letter to attach to your resume, you can create it using Microsoft Word 2007. With Microsoft Word, you have access to Microsoft Office Online, where you can choose from many templates to download. It may take some time to create the body of your cover letter, but if you create a cover letter using a Word template you can save time since it will already be formatted.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word and click the Office button located at the top-left corner of the screen.

Step 2

Click "New" when the Office menu opens. You can create a new document or open a template here.

Step 3

Type "cover letter" in the Microsoft Office Online toolbar. A list of cover letter templates will open.

Step 4

Select one of the cover letter templates and click "Download." The cover letter will open in a new document.

Step 5

Remove the sample information from the cover letter and insert your information, such as your name and address and the recipient's name and address. Be careful not to change the formatting when adding your information, since the templates are in standard cover letter formatting.

Step 6

Finish the cover letter by typing the body of the letter and then remove the sample name from the closing and type your name.

Step 7

Click the Office button and select "Save As." Enter a name for the cover letter and click "Save."