Q. Does your manual include the standard format for business letters? That is, alignment on page, where date and address appear, spacing, signature line, etc. I’m having trouble locating the format that is used in the industry today. Thanks.

A. Manuals that are specifically devoted to business writing can cover such topics much more thoroughly than CMOS. You might check the reference section of your local bookstore or library for books on business writing or business etiquette. The latest edition of The Gregg Reference Manual is a good resource to consult first.