Dateline
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Displays the date the letter was keyed and mailed.

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BodyThe paragraphs of the document.
Complimentary CloseA formal closing after the body of the document (Sincerely/Regards, etc).
Reference initialsThe initials of the person who typed/keyed the document
EnclosureIndicates an Enclosure has been included in the envelope
Full-Block styleAll items of the business letter begin at the left margin - No indentation.
Open punctuationNo punctuation is used following the salutation and complimentary close
Mixed punctuationA combination of punctuations are used after the salutation and complimentary closing.
Signature BlockAuthor and his/her title
LetterheadPre-printed Sender's Company/Name and Address
LetterheadPre-printed Info in Header
DatelineSpell this out!
Attention Line (Optional)1st line of inside address
Inside AddressName & address of recipient
SalutationGreeting, such as "Dear Mr. X"
Subject Line (Optional)Gives quick overview of topic
Writer's Signature BlockAuthor's name; maybe title
Reference InitialsInitials of typist, maybe author
Enclosure Notation (Optional)Says another document included
Copy Notation (Optional)Tells who else received the letter
Mixed PunctuationSalutation: & Comp Close,
Open punctuationNo : or , after salutation or comp close
Block style formatLines begin at left margin
Modified block style formatDate, Closure Sig Blk from centerpoint
Quadruple SpaceAfter date; before Signature Block
MarginsAdjust; at leastern .5" below letterhead
business lettera letter written by an individual representing a business firm
personal-business lettera letter written by an individual representing himself or herself
block formattingall parts of the letter begin at the left margin
return addressthe address of the person writing the letter and is keyed above the date
reference initialsthe initials of the person keying the letter
writer's identification (business letter)the typed name and title of the person signing the letter
complimentary closingexamples: sincerely, truly yours, in regards
title line (part of the writer's ID)the position of the person writing the letter
inside addressthe address of the person receiving the letter
quadruple spacefour enters after the date and closing
double spaceafter each part except between the signature line and the title line
2 inches (sometimes 2.5)the standard amount of space from the top of the page
letterheadA place on the letter than ususally includes a company's name or a person's name and the address. Also, it usually includes phone numbers.
date linethe month, day, and year (the first line of a letter)
bodythe part of the letter that contains the message of the letter
signaturehand written on the letter by the writer of the letter
writer's identification (p-b letters)the typed name and address of the person signing the letter
enclosure notationtyped after the reference initials to let the reader know other items are included with the letter
DatelineDisplays the date the letter was keyed and mailed.

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Inside AddressConsists of the receiver's name and title, street address or post office box number, and the city/state/zip code.
business lettera letter written by an individual representing a business firm
inside addressthe address of the person receiving the letter
return addressthe address of the person sending the letter
personal-business lettera letter written by an individual to a business
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