How do I... Set the default envelope options in Word 2007?

By Mark Kaelin

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Some users really like Microsoft's Office 2007 ribbon interface, others, like me, have grown to accept it, and still others continue to curse its existence. But no matter which camp you fall into, there are several seemingly simple tasks that just don't work the way they used to in previous versions. One example of that are the default envelope settings in Word 2007. Here is how you set the default envelope in Word and how you can keep the default envelope for a particular document permanently.

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By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.