[access-uk] Re: Formal letter writing and the correct format

  • From: Michael A Ray <mike.ray@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 08 May 2014 09:51:46 +0100

Good point David. I created a document with nothing but line numbers down the left side and with 12-point font and the default page template in OpenOffice, there are 52 lines per page.

On 08/05/2014 08:26, David W Wood wrote:
Hi Mike

In Word, using the default style sheet with one inch header and footer,
using 12 point, there are 45 lines on a page.

If you have a laser printer and you use a reasonable quality paper, you may
be able to feel the layout on the page.



David W Wood

-----Original Message-----
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Michael A Ray
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2014 4:11 AM
To: Access-UK
Subject: [access-uk] Formal letter writing and the correct format

Hello lovely listers,

It's a long time since I have had to write any formal letters using a
computer.  Not since I lost my sight in fact.

Having the need to write one in the next twenty-four hours or so I went
searching online for tips.

As I remembered, one piece of advice is to centre the letter
vertically.  In other words not to print a very short letter which does
not fill a page of A4 with the text at the top and tons of open space below.

Does anybody have any tips for getting this part right?  I am using
Apache OpenOffice and I am not yet very familiar with it's functions.
And I suspect the more advanced among you can probably tell me how many
lines of default font will fit vertically on one side of A4.


Michael A. Ray
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