Create a memo

By starting with a memo template from, you can save yourself the time of creating the common lines like “To”: and “From.”

Memo template

The templates already have that, so you can jump straight to writing your memo.

  1. Start Word. Or if Word is already open, click File > New.

  2. In the Search for online templates box, type memo and press Enter.

    Word returns a set of memo templates from

  3. Click a picture of a template to see what it will look like.

  4. Click Create.

  5. To write your memo, select the template’s placeholder text and type the text you want.

To emphasize key points or to organize the memo into different sections, use headings. For more information, see Add a heading.

If it’s an urgent memo, you can add color for emphasis, like making the subject line red.

Tip:  If the memo template already has a lot of red text, change that some of it to Black or Automatic, so only the urgent part’s red.

Or you can draw attention to some of the text by making it bigger.

To change the look of the whole memo, choose a different style set or theme. Click Design to see all the choices.

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