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In Correspondence Management, a letter template contains typical form fields, layout features such as a header and footer, and empty "target areas" for the placement of content. 

Correspondence Management provides letter templates in the AEM Forms package AEM-FORMS-6.3-REFERENCE-LAYOUT-TEMPLATES. For installing a package, see How to Work With Packages. You can customize the templates in Designer according to your branding and business needs. The package includes the following templates:

  • Classic
  • Classic Simple
  • Balanced Left
  • Balanced Right
  • Visual Left
  • Visual Top
  • Visual Top - Classic

After you install the package, the layout templates (XDPs) are listed in templates-folder at the following location:

http://[server]:[port]/[context-root]/aem/forms.html/content/dam/formsanddocuments/templates-folder

Following are the common fields in all the templates in this package:

  • Date
  • Salutation
  • Closing Text
  • Signature Text
All CM letter templates listed
After installing the AEM-FORMS-6.3-REFERENCE-LAYOUT-TEMPLATES package, the templates are listed in templates-folder

Classic

With a logo on top, Classic template is suitable for a plain professional letter. 

Classic
PDF preview of a letter created using the Classic template

Classic Simple

Includes fields to capture phone number and email address. A Classic Simple template is similar to the Classic template except that it does not have fields where you could enter the address of the recipient. 

Contact information fragment
PDF preview of a letter created using the Classic Simple template

Balanced Left

The Balanced Left template includes logo on the left of the letter.

BalancedLeft
PDF preview of a letter created using the Balanced Left template

Balanced Right

Balanced Right template has the company logo on the left and provides space for entering recipients address on the letter itself. Balanced Right template also includes a footer that reflows when your letter has multiple pages.

BalancedRight
PDF preview of a letter created using the Balanced Right template

Visual Left

The Visual Left template has a side head on the left of the page with the company logo placed over the side head. Visual Left template has a subject field but no footer.

VisualLeft
PDF preview of a letter created using the Visual Left template

Visual Top

Visual Top template has visual margin on the top. The Visual Top template has a field for entering recipient's address on the page itself. The Visual Top template has the subject field and a footer that reflows for letters that extend to multiple pages.

VisualTop
PDF preview of a letter created using the Visual Top template

Visual Top - Classic

The Visual Top - Classic template has a header on top of the page with the company logo. The Visual Top - Classic template has a field to enter a subject but no footer.

VisualTopClassic
PDF preview of a letter created using the Visual Top - Classic template

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