How to Make a Letterhead on Word 2007

By Amy Dombrower

Letterheads are useful for creating your own stationery, whether for business purposes or sending personal holiday letters and thank you notes. Generally, a letterhead features some sort of a logo at the top of the document as well as your name and contact information. A good way to create a personalized letterhead using Microsoft Word 2007 is to begin with a pre-designed template. There are many to choose from, so select one that meets your format and design preferences.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word 2007
  • Letterhead template
  • Internet connection

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word 2007.

Step 2

Click the "Microsoft Office Button" and select "New."

Step 3

Click the "Stationery" link under "Microsoft Office Online." Click "Letterhead." This will open all the available letterhead templates from the Microsoft Office website.

Step 4

Scroll through the templates to find one you like. Select one to view a preview of it. Click "Download" on the one you want to use. The template will open in a new Word document.

Step 5

Replace the placeholder text with your own content. It's most important to include your name and basic contact information, especially if the letterhead is used for a business.

Step 6

Make formatting changes as needed. Highlight the text to edit it. Click the "Home" tab and use the "Font" group to edit the font, text size, text attributes and text color. If you want to change the text alignment, click one of the alignment icons in the "Paragraph" group. Here you also can change line spacing.

Step 7

Add your own logo if you have one. To do so, click the "Insert" tab. Click "Picture" in the "Illustrations" group to upload a file.

Step 8

Save the template once you're satisfied with the customized letterhead. Click the "Microsoft Office Button," and select "Save as." As the destination folder, click "Templates" under "Microsoft Word." This will allow you to access your letterhead through "Templates" in Word 2007. Otherwise, you can choose to save the file wherever is convenient for you. Click "Word Template" in the "Save as Type" menu. Enter a filename, and click "Save."