How to add letterheads to MS Word on Android

In today’s post, we are going to learn about how to add letterheads to MS word on android. MS in this post stands for Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Word, for me, is the best word processor on any mobile platform. The others are simply light years behind. That being said, the android version is slimmed down and lacks many of the PC features. So this one would need some getting used to.

As our smartphones have become more powerful, tasks that could only be done with PCs can be handled very easily by smartphones. One of these is the making of documents with letterheads. It surprises me a lot when I see people with perfectly working phones (especially students), crowd business centers looking to have their documents typed.

That should not be the case, not in 2021. Business centers for typing ought to have gone the way of browsing cyber cafes and pay phone stands.

On this site, I have written several articles about how to turn your phone into a PC, how to use Microsoft Word, and several others. I would suggest that you check them out after going through this post. They could be of great service to you.


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Before we begin

I am going to assume that you already have a copy of the letterhead in digital format (jpg or png). There is no option to add pdfs. If you don’t have any, you can use mine to practice. I am also going to assume you already have the text of whatever it is that you want to type as well.

I like working with a keyboard and a mouse but you can use your fingers. What is important is that you are able to follow the instructions.

This is a simple letterhead. You can use mine for practice.

How to add letterheads to MS Word on Android

Step 1: Open MS Word app

Step 2: Click on the ‘+‘ icon at the top right hand corner to create a new document.

Step 3: Click ‘Create in’ and set to ‘this device >> documents’. This should ensure that your document is saved to your phone instead of Microsoft’s cloud.

Step 4: Click on the blank document option. A new document will open up. Rename it for easy location in your file manager later on.

Step 5: Click on the drop down menu at the bottom right corner and a menu pops up at the bottom of the screen. Click on ‘home’ (left side), and click on ‘layout‘.

Step 6: In the layout menu, scroll down and choose the A4 option, then go back up to margins. customize all settings to zero.

Step 7: Go back to the home drop down menu and enter insert. When you get there, scroll down and choose photos. You’ll be given different option, select files and search for your digital letterhead in png or jpg format. When you find it, select it and follow the prompts.

Step 8: When the letterhead has appeared on the document. Click on the drop down menu at the bottom right and go to home. Click on insert and select the text box option.

Step 9: Use your fingers to drag the text box around the document. You should also resize it as well. Tap on the text box and choose the edit text box option. Type whatever message it is you want and edit the font and font size after typing.

Step 10: Get rid of the text box borders by clicking on the text box, click on the drop down menu and scroll down to outline. choose a colour that matches the background colour of your document.

Step 11: Proofread the document and share as a PDF.


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