setting your essay to mla format in word 2010
This easy tutorial will guide you through the process of setting up Microsoft Word 2010 for your MLA Format research paper.
- 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 .
This tutorial will guide you through the process of setting up Microsoft Word 2019 for your MLA Format paper. It is very easy and we are going to accomplish the following settings:
Immediately after typing the final line of your paper , press the CTRL key and the ENTER key at the same time to begin a new page (another method is to insert a page break from the toolbar). Your header with your last name and automatic page numbering should appear at the top right of your paper.
Follow this how-to when you are ready to work on your Works Cited page. The Works Cited page has the following characteristics:
Similar to the Table of Contents builder in Word, you can select a predesigned bibliography format that includes a title, or you can just click Insert Bibliography to add the citation without a title.
In the Word document, click the citation.
Microsoft Word 2013, click here or read on:
- From the menu, click on the Insert tab.
- On the toolbar that appears, choose the Page Number option.
- Select the option you want (usually top of the page).
- Go to the menu, at the top of the page, under Header and Footer Tools, click the box that says Different first page .
- Your cursor should now be at the top of page 1 in the header box. Set the cursor just to the left of the number 1 and type Running head: and then your abbreviated title in all caps.
- Use the backspace key to set your title to the left and then use the tab key to move the page number back to the right hand side (usually 2 tabs).
- Close the header and footer (red x on the top right-hand side of the page)
- Go to page 2 of your document (or if you haven’t started writing it, insert a page break) and delete the phrase Running head, leaving just your abbreviated title.
- On page 1, Running head will remain in your first page header, and only your abbreviated title will appear on subsequent pages.