Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Changing Document Settings
The MLA style uses the term works cited to refer to the bibliographic list of
sources at the end of the paper. The works cited page alphabetically lists sources that are
referenced directly in the paper. Place the list of sources on a separate numbered page.
Center the title, Works Cited, one inch from the top margin. Double-space all lines.
Begin the ﬁ rst line of each source at the left margin, indenting subsequent lines of the
same source one-half inch from the left margin. List each source by the author’s last name,
or, if the author’s name is not available, by the title of the source. Underline or italicize the
title of each source.
Changing Document Settings
The MLA documentation style deﬁ nes some global formats that apply to the entire
research paper. Some of these formats are the default in Word. For example, the default
left, right, top, and bottom margin settings in Word are one inch, which meets the MLA
style. You will modify, however, the paragraph and line spacing and header formats as
required by the MLA style.
After starting Word, the following pages adjust line and paragraph spacing and
deﬁ ne a header for the current document.
To Start Word
If you are using a computer to step through the project in this chapter and you want your
screens to match the ﬁ gures in this topic, you should change your computer’s resolution to
768. For information about how to change a computer’s resolution, read Appendix E.
The following steps, which assume Windows is running, start Word based on a typical
installation. You may need to ask your instructor how to start Word for your computer.
1 Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar to display the Start menu, and then point
to All Programs on the Start menu to display the All Programs submenu.
2 Point to Microsoft Ofﬁ ce on the All Programs submenu to display the Microsoft Ofﬁ ce
submenu, and then click Microsoft Ofﬁ ce Word 2007 to start Word and display a new
blank document in the Word window.
3 If the Word window is not maximized, click the Maximize button next to the Close button
on its title bar to maximize the window.
4 If the Print Layout button is not selected, click it so your screen layout matches Figure 2–2
on the next page.
5 If your zoom percent is not 100, click the Zoom Out or Zoom In button as many times as
necessary until the Zoom level button displays 100% on its face.
To Display Formatting Marks
As discussed in Chapter 1, it is helpful to display formatting marks that indicate
where in the document you pressed the ENTER key, SPACEBAR , and other keys. The following
step displays formatting marks.
1 If necessary, click Home on the Ribbon to display the Home tab. If the Show/Hide ¶ button
on the Home tab is not selected already, click it to display formatting marks on the screen.