Add recipients address to top of Word 2007 doc.

  KRONOS the First 09:49 09 Feb 2012

I have a template which has my contact details in the top right hand corner of the document but would like to add the recipients name /address to the left. This will enable others to see who the person I am writing to is.

I have tried adding another text box, the box is certainly created but no type appears. What I am looking for is a neat layout with the address's either side of the page. This is got to be simple given the number official letters which include all this info.

Over to you.

  Woolwell 10:17 09 Feb 2012

I do it by indenting my own address and then starting the addressee's address further down but this probably wastes paper. You could try using two columns until after the addresses.

  KRONOS the First 10:30 09 Feb 2012


Thanks for your answer even though I could do with a bit more explanation. also i wish to add addresses to letters I have already written as I need to take them all to a solicitor Yes i know I can bung the address at the end of already written docs, but I need to know how to do it properly for the future.


  Woolwell 10:41 09 Feb 2012

I use the increase indent button on the paragraph section of the ribbon to move my address to the right in that way the whole address lines up correctly on the right side. At the end of my address and the date I remove all of the indent and start the letter with the person's title and address. You do however have a lot of blank space to the left of your address but I think that it looks ok. But this is not really the layout you want.

I then save the letter with recipients's name, etc. I generally name the file with the recipient's name plus subject.

Another way may be to put your own address in a text box, and use the text wrapping to have it on the right.

  KRONOS the First 11:01 09 Feb 2012

Do not fully understand,especially the indent bit, but you have at least pointed me in the right direction. I believe the best way to learn is to find out for yourself,so thanks again for the pointers.

  lotvic 15:29 09 Feb 2012

Easiest way I find is to have a 2 cell table (with no borders) at the top, but 'show gridlines' enabled so I know where it is :)

  KRONOS the First 17:07 09 Feb 2012


I have created a Blank template with two text boxes and put my details in the right hand box and removed the outline and left the other as is.After inputting the recipients address at a later date I will remove the outline also and save the doc as something else so keeping my template for the next letter. Sorted.

  lotvic 20:03 09 Feb 2012

Glad you've got it how you want it, I prefer the 2 cell table instead of text boxes. Each to their own :)

  markd71 21:19 09 Feb 2012

Use 1 of the Office Letter Templates

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