Go to the start menu and select the program you will type your letter with (from those listed above). If you don’t have one of these programs on your computer, you can either buy the software from your local computer shop, or download Microsoft Word at: emea.microsoftstore.com/UK/en-GB/Microsoft/Word-2010
Once you have opened the program, start typing a letter.
Make sure you save the letter in case you want to close your computer and come back to it later, or in case your computer experiences a fault and shuts down before you have finished.
To save your letter, select ‘file’ in the top left hand corner of the menu bar along the top and then select ‘save as’. Choose where you would like to save your letter (My Documents or Desktop is best) and then choose a name for the file.
Once you have finished typing your letter and have ensured it is saved, you are ready to print.
Make sure your printer is plugged into a wall socket for power and is switched on, and that it is connected to your computer. You also need to insert paper into the loading tray.
Select ‘file’ again from the menu bar at the top of your screen and then select ‘print’. You will then be shown the print settings, where you can change the number of copies you want to print (1 copy is the default) and the size of the paper you are printing onto (A4 is the default).
Once you are happy with the settings select ‘OK’, and your done!
To type a letter on your computer without Microsoft Word should still be possible with WordPad or NotePad. Once you’ve found one of these programmes (use the search in the start menu if necessary) it is simple to type a letter and print it. Once you are used to this, you can begin typing letters printable direct to PDF or even direct to a fax machine. Good luck with typing your first letter!