Business Memos

Memo Heading

The heading of a business memo consists of four distinct information fields and should begin two spaces below the title.

Each field is identified by a single word, followed by a colon, printed in bold uppercase letters. Though not mandatory, it is generally accepted that their order of appearance is as follows:

TO:

FROM:

DATE:

SUBJECT:

A heading may be placed in either a vertical or horizontal layout. Pick the one you like and stick with it; a consistent visual appearance will help your readers develop the habit of recognizing the communications that come from your desk

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