Download samples of SPIE's manuscript format and layout for letter and A4 paper sizes at the links below. The text of these samples detail SPIE's format preferences.
Sample Manuscript PDF - Letter
Sample Manuscript PDF - A4
Save the appropriate template to your directory by right-clicking and choosing "Save Target As..." and open the file.
If you download the blank template, input your content directly. Margins are pre-set and style pull-down menus are available in the Word toolbar. See illustration below.
If you download the file containing sample content, input your content over the sample content. Margins are pre-set and style pull-down menus are available in the Word toolbar. See illustration below.MSWord Template - Letter (Blank)
MSWord Template - Letter (with sample content)MSWord Template - A4 (Blank)
MSWord Template - A4 (with sample content)