essay format microsoft word
Notice that the cursor is set on the left margin. Click the Align Right icon from formatting toolbar to align the text on the right margin. Notice that the cursor is shown at the right margin in the header section below:
Click the pound sign (#) in the Header/Footer bar to insert the page number automatically in the header section on each page:
Next, you will need to choose the alignment of the image. This appears near the bottom of the Layout tab. Choose which side of the page you wish the image to appear and click OK to see your results. If you change your mind about the alignment of the image, you can now click and drag the image to where you would like it. Since you’ve chosen the Square or Tight text alignment option, the text will simply wrap around the image wherever you place it. Be sure that when placing the image, the text remains in a neat and professional arrangement.
Before ending your work session, remember to save back up copy to A:drive or flash drive.
Follow these steps to put a smile on your instructor’s face – and more importantly, to correctly format your essay.
To check your word count, highlight the text you want to check (your essay not including your bibliography or reference list), then go to ‘Review’ and click on ‘Word Count’ in the ‘Proofing’ group. Untick the box to ‘Include textboxes, footnotes and endnotes’. This way you will know your total word count, not including your references.
For more information about using Word to proofread your document, see our articles ‘How to Use MS Word for Proofreading’ and ‘Grammar & more—Understanding Your Grammar Checker Options’.
- A heading “Works Cited” centered one inch below the top edge of a new page. Do not bold or underline this heading.
- No indent on the first line of each entry. If an entry runs more than one line, indent the subsequent line or lines 1/2 inch from the left margin.
- Alphabetize entries in your list of works cited by the author’s last name, using the letter-by-letter system.
- Click on the align center icon so that the text is centered.
- Type Works Cited (do not underline, boldface, italicize, or enclose the title in quotation marks).
- Press the Enter key once to begin a new line.
- Click on the align left icon so that the text is aligned left.
- The feature to setup indentation on the subsequent line/lines is called Hanging Indent . To setup hanging indent, click on Home => click on Paragraphs => under Special , choose Hanging => enter the value By 0.5 (or 1/2 inch) => click OK to apply the settings.
- Now type your sources. If you have Internet sources, when you type the URL, Microsoft Word automatically applies the hyperlink to it. To remove the hyperlink, right-click on the URL => choose Remove Hyperlink .