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MLA Format Info

MLA Format Instructions  

MLA INSTRUCTIONS!

Microsoft Word-Windows

Getting Started and Setting Margins and Font:

•1.      Create a new file using Microsoft Word

•2.      Select from the menu bar at top:  File + Save As.  Name you file and save it to the location desired.

•3.      Select from the menu bar at top:  File + Page Setup.  Make sure your top, bottom, left, and right margins are all set to 1".  Look towards the right for a drop down box that says Apply to and select Whole Document.  Select OK.

•4.      In the toolbar, make sure the three drop down boxes are set to Normal, Times New Roman, and 12 point font.

 

Putting Last Name and Page Number in Header:

•1.      Select from the menu bar at top:  View + Header and Footer

•2.      Select the Align Right Icon on the formatting toolbar across the top of your screen just under the menu bar.

•3.      Type your last name.

•4.      Press the space bar three times.

•5.      Click on the Insert Page Number icon on the Header Footer toolbar.

•6.      Click Close on the Header Footer toolbar.

  

Setting Double Space:

•1.      Select from the menu bar at top:  Format + Paragraph.

•2.      Set line spacing at Double

•3.      Select OK

  

Heading and Centered Title:

•1.      Type your name, press Enter.

•2.      Type your teacher's name, press Enter.

•3.      Type your class name (General English 11), press Enter.

•4.      Type the date the paper is due in military format (15 November 2007), press Enter.

•5.      Select the Centering icon on the formatting toolbar.

•6.      Type your title, press Enter.

•7.      Select the Left alignment icon on the formatting toolbar.

•8.      Indent your first paragraph and begin typing!!  SAVE!  SAVE! SAVE!