Node type: Block element (can contain only other elements)

Whitespace: Not protected


The opening portion of a unit of text, such as a letter.

Code Sample



<para paraID="3">January 31, 1990</para>



<para paraID="4">To the First Presidency of <br/>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints</para>


<salutation paraID="5">Dear Brethren:</salutation>


Display Sample

January 31, 1990

To the First Presidency of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Dear Brethren:


Wraps elements such as addressee and date.

See Also

Marking in Microsoft Word

Use the following paragraph styles:

  • OPEN_address
  • OPEN-ADDRSS_para
  • OPEN-DATE_para
  • OPEN-FROM_para.first
  • OPEN-FROM_para
  • OPEN_instruction
  • OPEN_salutation
  • OPEN-SUBLN_para
  • OPEN_title