Print Your Own Letterhead In A Snap


Q. I’m a compulsive penny-pincher and time-saver, and it occurred to me recently that, if I could create my own letterheads with the click of a button, I would save money and time by not having to buy letterhead stationery. Theoretically, I should be able to do it—but I can’t figure out how.

A. Here’s how: You can do it with a single click, using Word’s AutoCorrect feature, which is found under the Tools menu.

Begin by scanning an image of your letterhead and save it. Then start up Word, open a blank document and click on Insert, Picture and highlight From file, browsing to the file that contains the saved letterhead image. Click on Insert. When it appears on the screen, size it to the dimensions you wish (using the mouse to move the outside lines of the image). Then click on Tools, AutoCorrect and in the Replace box, type in the name you want—“Myletterhead,” for example. Then click Add, OK and close the document without saving it. Now whenever you need some stationery, open a document and type the words Myletterhead, and touch the spacebar. AutoCorrect will replace the word with your selected image and presto, your letterhead is ready for printing.

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