Create a memo

Creating a memo in Microsoft Word 2007 and Word 2010 is as easy as opening a document or a memo template and starting to type. You can find multiple memo templates to help you create a new memo or format an existing one at Memo templates for Word.

 Note    In Word 2007 and later versions of Word, templates replace the wizards available in earlier versions of the product.

What do you want to do?


Open a new document and start typing

  1. Click the File tab.

Arrow pointing to File tab in Word

  1. Click New.
  2. Double-click Blank document.

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Start a memo from a template

The Templates site on Office.com provides templates for many types of documents, including memos, resumés, cover letters, business plans, business cards, and APA-style papers. Follow these steps to find a memo template for Word 2007 or Word 2010, or simply start with one of the memo templates available at Memo templates for Word.

  1. Click the File tab.

Arrow pointing to File tab in Word

  1. Click New.
  2. Under Available Templates, do one of the following:
    • Click Sample Templates to select a template that is available on your computer.
  • Click one of the links under Office.com.

 Note   To download a template that is listed under Office.com, you must be connected to the Internet.

  1. Double-click the template that you want.

Save and reuse templates

If you make changes to a template that you download, you can save it on your computer and use it again. It's easy to find all your customized templates by clicking My templates in the New Document dialog box. To save a template in the My templates folder, do the following:

  1. Click the File tab.

Arrow pointing to File tab in Word

  1. Click Save As.
  2. In the Save As dialog box, click Templates.
  3. In the Save as type list, select Word Template.
  4. Type a name for the template in the File name box, and then click Save.

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Applies to:
Word 2010, Word 2007