Formal Letters

A formal letter is a document to communicate information in a professional and respectful way. Formal letters are used by businesses to communicate with customers or by individuals to communicate with organizations and often serve as official notices of important information. Letter content should be polite, respectful, relatively short in length and have no grammatical or spelling mistakes.

Professional Formal Letter

This formal letter template is suitable for individuals representing a professional institution such as a university, company or organization. This is most evident in the large header at the top of the letter where there is space for a logo and a large institution name along with your name and title. A block for your information is neatly tucked away underneath the header line on the right with a vertically-overlapping block for the addressee information underneath on the left. Finally, the content of the letter is laid out in neat justified paragraphs with the signature on the bottom aligning with the date at the top of the letter.

Thin Formal Letter

This formal letter template has a narrow appearance befitting this type of letter. The layout is very conservative so as to give an air of formality and ample space is left on the bottom of the letter for a signature. Address fields are provided for both the sender and recipient of the letter.

Letter of Notice

This formal letter template is specifically tailored to provide a short notice to the addressee. The large heading bar at the top provides a central focus for the letter while the body of the letter is intentionally narrow, centered and in an 11pt font size with increased spacing to restrict the text of the letter to a single sharp message. This template would be most suited to a short formal communication of notice between a client and a business, such as for a notice of inspection, resignation letter or a letter stating intent to move out of a property.

Elmueller Formal Letter

This formal letter template uses the ‘scrlttr2’ class to structure the letter for mailing with a special section for the addressee designed for windowed envelopes. The letter content is wide and fills the entire page with ample spacing between paragraphs for easy reading.