How to make an envelope template

Updated March 23, 2017

Templates allow you to create different documents based on a standard layout. Envelop templates are useful when you need quantities with the same design, size and information, like a return address. It is quite simple to create an envelope template in Microsoft Word. All you have to do is follow a couple of steps to create the document and then to save it as a template.

Create a new blank document in Word. Click on "File > New" if you have Microsoft Word 97 to 2003. For Word 2007, click on "Office button > New".Choose blank document and click "Create".

Start a new envelop document. Click on "Tools > Letters and Mailings > Envelopes and Labels" for Word 97 to 2003. Click on the "Mailings" then "Envelopes" in Word 2007.

Set your options, such as envelop size and return address information. You can put in the "Delivery Address" information if the envelops will always be sent to the same place. Set the envelop size by clicking on "Options". Choose the envelop from a list of products and click "OK".

Click "Add to Document". The main document window will be formatted as your envelop.

Add formatting and graphics. Set up the envelope the way you want it to look. If you have a company logo that you want to add to the document, do it by clicking "Insert > Pictures" and choosing if you want to add clip art or an image from a file location.

Save the document as a template. Click "File > Save As" in Word 97 to 2003, and "Office button > Save As" in word 2007. Click the drop-down arrow next to "File type as" and choose "Word Template". Name the document and choose the location you want to save it in. Click "Save".


Microsoft Word saves templates in the default template folder. You may want to save the template there so that it can be listed with all of your other pre-installed templates.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word
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Tiesha Whatley has been writing for over 10 years. She has been published in "Marie Claire," "Ebony" and "Modern Bride" magazines. She holds a Bachelor of Science in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has been working in the wedding planning industry for over 13 years.