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Blank Letterhead Template

University Relations offers a Blank Letterhead Template for Microsoft Word that can be used with your office printer to create correspondence on existing pre-printed letterhead stock.  The template has the correct margins, text and other formatting for most iterations of WSU-approved letterhead.

To use the template, download the linked file and follow the directions below.  Pay close attention to the instruction dealing with the Microsoft Word "Paste Special" command. That is the only way to preserve the correct formatting.

NOTE: If your department's lockup contains many lines of text, it may be necessary to add an empty return to the header area of the template to maintain an acceptable white-space buffer between the lockup and the start of the letterhead text. Download the WSU Visual Standards Standards for more information.


» Download the blank letterhead template  Microsoft Word Template file (.dot) 53KB.


Template Installation Instructions

PC instructions

To install the template
1. Download the template file to your desktop. (NOTE: If your browser or system shows the downloaded file as a ".doc" file, change its name, replacing ".doc" with ".dot ".  You may also rename the file if you wish, as long as the file ends with the ".dot" suffix)
2. Open Microsoft Word and then click the MS Word button in the top left-hand corner of the window.
3. On the menu that opens, select "New" and then "My Templates."
4. Drag the .dot file from your desktop into the My Templates window.

To use the template
1. Open Microsoft Word and then click the MS Office button in the top left-hand corner of the window.
2. On the menu that opens, select "New" and then "My Templates."
3. Double-click on the Blank Letterhead Template to open a blank document.
4. To paste text into the document, select the placeholder text and choose "Paste Special" from the paste pulldown menu.  Then select "Unformatted text."


Mac instructions

To install the template
1. Download the template file to your desktop. (NOTE: If your browser or system shows the downloaded file as a ".doc" file, change its name, replacing ".doc" with ".dot ".  You may also rename the file if you wish, as long as the file ends with the ".dot" suffix)
2. Drag the correctly named file into your Microsoft Word "My Templates" folder (Usually this is in Applications : Microsoft Word : Templates : My Templates)

To use the template
1. In Microsoft Word, open the Project Gallery (File : Project Gallery  or Shift-Command-P).
2. Click on "My Templates" in the Groups menu.
3. Double-click on the Blank Letterhead Template template to open a blank document.
4. To paste text into the document, select the placeholder text and choose "Paste Special" from the Edit menu.  Then select "Unformatted text."