How to Set Up a Blank Page for Letter Writing on a Mac Computer

By K.C. Winslow

Mac computers include TextEdit, a basic word processing program. You can use TextEdit to set up a blank page for letter writing. A standard format for letters is the block format. Block format uses a simple organization and groups related information together in blocks with a space in between.

Step 1

Go to the Applications folder and double-click the "TextEdit" icon. TextEdit will open with a new, blank document.

Step 2

Type the return address at the top of the document. Put the name on one line; the street address on the next; and the city, state and zip code on the third. Hit the "Return" key twice.

Step 3

Enter the date and hit the "Return" key twice.

Step 4

Type the address of the letter. Put the name on the first line; the street address on the next; and the city, state and zip code on the third. Hit the "Return" key twice.

Step 5

Enter a salutation for the letter. Hit the "Return" key twice.

Step 6

Add the body of the letter, leaving a space between any paragraphs. Hit the "Return" key twice after the last paragraph.

Step 7

Insert a complimentary close, such as Sincerely or Best regards, and hit the "Return" key three times. The extra space gives you room to sign the letter once you print it.

Step 8

Type your name to finish off the letter.