Beginning the Letter. Know the format: There are some business standards which need to be followed. One must use a common font to type a business letter. One must use indentation, paragraphs, margins etc. The text must be typed in black color only. Choose the Right Kind of Paper: One must print a letter in a letter sized paper. The standard size of the paper is A4.
If you are writing to someone who has a doctorate or medical degree, use the abbreviated form: "Dr." However, for other titles, such as professor, judge, rabbi, etc., write out the full title and capitalize it. For example, your salutation in a letter to a judge would be, "Dear Judge Barnard." Or, if your correspondence was with a rabbi, you might write, "Dear Rabbi Williams."