Block letter

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

A block letter may refer to any of the following:

Block letters

1. When referring to typing or writing, block letters refers to writing or typing that is printed and not written in cursive or with any joined letters. Many forms and teachers will request that a form or assignment be written in block letters to make it easier to read. The picture is an example of block letters compared to cursive letters. As can be seen, block letters are much easier to read.

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2. Block style or block letter is a letter (usually business letter) format where all typed content is aligned with the left margin and no indentation. A block letter often contains specific components. These include the sender's name, address, phone, the recipient's name and address, the current date, a reference statement (usually beginning with "Re:"), the subject, and the main body.

A block letter could be used as a template letter, one that is used for all correspondence of a specific nature or type. It could even be turned into a Microsoft Word template, where various components are fed into the document from another source (like an Excel spreadsheet) using macros. A situation like this might arise for example if the same letter needs to be sent out to many people and personalized to each of them.

The picture below is an example of how a block letter may look.

Block letter example

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