Note: This article has done its job, and will be retiring soon. To prevent "Page not found" woes, we're removing links we know about. If you've created links to this page, please remove them, and together we'll keep the web connected.

Creating a memo in Word is as easy as opening a memo template and starting to type. Just browse the featured memo templates and click to download the one you like. Then, edit, save, print, or share as you would any Word document.

Tips for memos

  • 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. (If the memo template already has a lot of red text, change some of it to Black or Automatic, so only the urgent parts are red.)

  • 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:

    • In Word 2016 and Word 2013, click the Design tab to see all the choices.

    • In Word 2010 and Word 2007, click Page Layout > Themes.

See also

Where do I find templates?

Download free, pre-built templates

Edit templates

Need more help?

Expand your skills
Explore Training
Get new features first
Join Microsoft Insiders

Was this information helpful?

What affected your experience?

Thank you for your feedback!

×