Presentation on theme: "By Ms. Adams MLA Formatting in Word 2010. Font Style: Times New Roman Size: 12 Select text you want to change Go to "Home" ribbon and choose your font."— Presentation transcript:
Font Style: Times New Roman Size: 12 Select text you want to change Go to "Home" ribbon and choose your font and size
Margins Use one inch margins at the top, bottom, left and right side of your paper. This is the default setting in MS Word 2010 Go to "Page Layout" to change margins - if you need to change the settings
MLA requires that your paper be double-spaced. Go to the "Home" ribbon and click line spacing button Choose 2.0 for double-spacing. Double-Spacing
Indentation Indent the first line of each paragraph one-half inch from the left margin. Go to the "View" ribbon and check the "ruler" box.
Page Numbers The author's name (that's you) followed by a page number should appear in the upper right corner of each page, flush with the right margin. Go to the "insert" ribbon and click on the "header" button. This will bring up a menu. At the bottom of the menu click on "Edit Header"
Place the works cited at the end of your paper Create a new page (Ctrl + Enter) to force a new page Type title Works Cited center on the page Double space between and within each entry on the list. If the entry extends to a second line that second line should be indented one-half inch Works Cited
Printing MLA guidelines state that your document be printed on white 8 1/2 x 11 paper Single sided - change the default by clicking "printer properties"