Formatting Word Margins to MLA Style

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The default page margin setting for Microsoft Word 2007-2010 need to be adjusted for an MLA formatted paper.
To format document margins to MLA style standards:
margins for mlaClick the Page Layout Tab and in the Page Setup section, click the dialog box launcher.
In the Page Setup dialog box in the Margins section apply the following settings:
Top: 1″
Bottom: 1″
Left: 1″
Right: 1″
Note: to permanently change the settings to 1″ Top, Bottom, Left, and Right margins:

    • Select the Set As Default button in the lower right corner.
    • In the Microsoft Word dialog box, the question will appear, Do you want to change the default settings for page setup?
    • Click Yes





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