Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Placeholders for Stamps.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 20, 2018)
If you are using Word to create envelopes or postcards for your business, you may have a need to include a "placeholder" for stamps. You've seen these before—generally they are in the upper-right corner of business reply envelopes. They are a small rectangle containing words to the effect "Place Stamp Here. The Post Office will not deliver mail without postage". The wording varies, but you get the idea.
To easily create such an object on your envelopes or postcards, follow these general steps:
Figure 1. The Size tab of the Layout dialog box.
That's it! Your placeholder is on your envelope or postcard, and you are ready to print.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (12120) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Placeholders for Stamps.
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