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MLA Formatting Guide for Microsoft Word: Margins

This guide provides a step by step overview of how to set up documents for MLA style in Microsoft Word. The guide also reviews the tools available in Microsoft Word and how they might be useful in a student's paper.

How to Set Margins in Microsoft Word

The MLA Handbook requires that papers have 1" margins. Here's how to accomplish this in Microsoft Word:

1. Click on the “Page Layout” tab. 


2. Click the arrow below “Margins” and click the first option (Normal).


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