How To Send Letters From Google Docs
You can send letters directly from Google Docs. Use Google Docs and the PostalMethods templates to generate an email message with your letter as a PDF document attached and send it to PostalMethods, where it will be sent as a postal letter within one business day.
Create a letter using a template
- Log-in to your Google Docs account
- In the main search box, write PostalMethods and click Search Templates
- Preview existing templates and click on Use this template
- The first time this template is used, you must set the correct page size and margins. Click on File > Print Settings
- Set Paper Size to Letter (8.5" x 11")
- Set all Margins to 0.5"
- Edit the text in the template. Make sure the location of the recipient and return addresses does not change since they must be visible through the envelope windows. Any other content in the template may be changed or deleted.
Note: to force a new letter page: Click on Edit > Edit HTML and add the following HTML code where you want to start a new page:
<div class="PageBreak"> </div>
- Once the letter is ready you may save a copy of it for future use: click on File > Save as new copy
Sending your letter by postal mail
- Click on Share > Email as attachment...
- In the To: line, write: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In Attach document as:, select Portable Document Format (.pdf)
- Write anything in the subject line and the message and click Send
An e-mail message containing the attached invoice is sent to PostalMethods. The address is extracted from the document; your invoice is printed, folded, inserted, stamped and delivered to the postal agency. You can see your letter being processed in the PostalMethods Control Panel Activity table.
- The email account you are using in order to send the email message to PostalMethods must be defined as an Allowed Email Sender in the PostalMethods Security Settings tab.
- You can send letters via PostalMethods by using other applications, by using your favorite office application, by using our "Quick Send" web form or by using our advanced Web Services (for developers).
- You can simulate sending letters for free in order to see how your resulting letter and envelope will look like. There is no charge for these tests. You can view your letters in the PostalMethods control panel. To simulate a letter simply include this string:
/Developmentanywhere in the Subject line of your email and your letter will be simulated instead of being delivered to the postal service.