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Full-Block Format

The identifying feature of a full-block letter style is the left justification of all ten structural parts of the letter: The items listed below are linked to their place in the letter illustrating the full-block format which follows,.

You may review the parts by going from list to the illustrated letter, using the numbers as the identification link. You may review the names by working from the letter to their identification in the list. The name in itself is not that important, but they help as a reminder to be aware of their consistent placement in letter composition.

Click on the numbered items to go to the corresponding part in the letter below
  1. Heading
  2. Date line
  3. Inside address
  4. The salutation
  5. The body
  6. Complimentary closing
  7. Signature
  8. Typed name
  9. Title
  10. Additional information

XYZ COMMCO INC.[1| Return]
111 Any Street -- San Francisco, CA 94118 -- (415) 221-1212

May 22, 2005 [2 | Return]

Mr. John Smith [3| Return]
XYZ Company
123 Anything Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115

Dear Mr. Smith: [4| Return]

With the full-block letter style each paragraph begins on the left margin. Some more important information continues in the first paragraph for two to four sentences. [5| Return]

Between paragraphs there is additional line space indicating a new paragraph. As before, this paragraph begins at the left margin, as do the date of composition, receiver’s address, complimentary close, sender’s name, title, and additional information. [5| Return]

Sincerely yours, [6| Return]

Terry or Terry D. Sender(signed) [7| Return]

Terry D. Sender [8| Return]

Project Manager [9| Return]

DS:YS [10| Return]
CC: A. Receiver, B. Receiver

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