Formatting Your Paper in MicroSoft Word 2007

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Set up 1" Margins
Select Page Layout>Margins>Normal

Set up Double Spacing
Step 1 - Select Page Layout > Paragraph

Step 2 - Find "Line Spacing" and select "Double" from the box.

Set up Running Head and Page Number
Your Running head will appear flush left while the page number will appear in the upper right hand corner of each page.
Step 1 - Select Insert > Header

Step 2 - Click on Header. From the box that appears, go to the bottom and select Edit Header.

Step 3 - Select Page Number, Top of page and from the list given, choose the page number that is top right.

Step 4 - The number one (1) will appear on your page to the right. Type "Running head:", and, in caps, your abbreviated title. Hit the space bar once. From the Position 4 section on he toolbar, click on "Insert Alignment Tab." From the box that appears, choose "Right." Close the Header box using the link in the top right corner.

Type Your Title, Name and School
Once the page has been formatted and your running header is in place, space down to the center of your page and type the title of your paper (10 to 12 words), your name, and your school (centered on the page and on separate lines).

Title page of a sample paper

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