If you haven’t used a Microsoft Word template, you’re doing a lot of unnecessary work. To access templates in Office 2010, open Word and click the File tab on the far left. From there, you can choose templates for everything from business letters and resumes to birthday party invitations.
I chose to download a business letter because I can never remember how to arrange that type of letter. Does your address go first, or does the recipient’s? Where does the date belong? I don’t have to sweat it if using a template. Try one for the next document you have to type and see how much time it saves.