How to Type an Address

By Taylor DiVico

Learning how to type a Universal Resource Locator (URL) address into the address bar of your browser assists in navigating to a website of interest. Typing an email address allows a recipient to receive your email message. Note that it is important to remember to include hyphens if the website name is hyphenated. Understanding how to type addresses in word processing documents ensures that you follow etiquette when writing formal or friendly letters and resumes.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet
  • Email
  • Word processing software

Typing URL Addresses

Step 1

Open your Internet browser. Locate the address bar at the center top of the page. The URL address of your browser's homepage appears in the address bar.

Step 2

Click the address bar to highlight the URL. Press the "Backspace" key to erase it.

Step 3

Enter the sub-domain of the URL address you wish to navigate to, which is typically "www," which stands for World Wide Web. Type the domain name of the site you wish to visit, for example, "www.Google.com." Press the "Enter" key on you keypad to navigate to the Web page.

Typing Letter Mailing Addresses

Step 1

Open a word processing document. Click the "Control" and "L" keys to align your return address and the address of the business to the left, if writing a business letter or cover letter. Click the "Control" and "E" keys to center your address, if creating a resume, business card or form letter. Click the "Control" and "R" keys to align your return address to the right when compiling a friendly letter.

Step 2

Write your return address. Include your street address on the first line. Type the name of your city, followed by a comma and space. Type the initials of your state and zip code. Skip a line and then type the name of the month, followed by a comma and the day and year.

Step 3

Skip a line and type the recipient's name and address, aligned to the left, in a business or cover letter. This may take four lines, if including the name of a particular department or title. Skip a line before typing the greeting of the letter.

Typing Email Addresses

Step 1

Log into your email inbox, using your login ID and chosen password.

Step 2

Click "New" to write a new email to a recipient. Place your cursor in the blank field next to the word "To."

Step 3

Type the user ID of the recipient. Type the "@" symbol. Type the domain name of the email provider. Do not use spaces between the parts of the email. For example, an email should look like "johndoe@hotmail.com" or "janedoe@gmail.com."