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Important notice

Good news! We have updated our writing tools. Writing Tips and The Canadian Style have been combined to create a new tool called Writing Tips Plus.

Don’t forget to update your bookmarks. Within a few weeks, Writing Tips will no longer be available.

To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

business letters: length

A letter should generally not exceed two pages. If three or more pages are required, consider preparing a separate report for attachment to the letter.

If a letter contains two or more pages, use page numbering: an indicator (…/2) at the bottom of each preceding page, flushed right, and page numbers themselves, centred at the top of each page.

The maximum length of an address is six lines.