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Formatting: Word Documents

MLA Word Processing: Document Format

The Document

  • Margins should be set to 1 inch on the top, bottom, left and right

MLA Word Processing: Paragraph Format

The Paragraph

  • Line spacing should be set for double-line spacing
  • First line of each paragraph should have a 1/2 inch indent
  • There are no extra line spaces between paragraphs

MLA Word Processing: Header Format

The Header

  • Use font point size 12
  • Line spacing will be single space
  • Set your Text Alignment to the Right
  • Type your last name and insert page numbers
  • Your teacher will provide you with the specific information required

MS WORD Useful Toolbars


Menu Bar

menu bar


Standard Toolbar

standard toolbar ribbon

Formatting Toolbar

word formatting toolbar ribbon

Word Processing Tutorials: Guides & Videos