An MLA Style Template in Word 2003

Skills Covered

  • Formatting Word 2003

Estimated Work Time

  • 20 Minutes

This tutorial will guide you through the process of creating an MLA style template using Microsoft Word 2003. If you just need a finished template, download this file:

Word 97-2003 MLA Style Template

If you want to know a little more about the MLA, check out the What Is The MLA page.

Before you start word and begin, check out this list of the six basic formatting characteristics of an MLA style document:

  1. All text is Times New Roman size 12
  2. The entire document is double-spaced
  3. The title is centered
  4. Body paragraphs have a .5 inch first line indent
  5. Last name+page number are right-aligned in the header on all pages
  6. One inch page margins on all sides

This is the first page of a properly formatted MLA style essay: