Reference Point Software
Template for MLA Format - Updated to MLA 7th Edition
Does it take you almost as long to format
a paper in MLA style as it does to write it?
Reference Point Software's templates make it easy to format your papers in MLA style. With just a few clicks of the mouse, your document will have the proper margins, with the header and page numbers in exactly the right places. Even the works cited list and citations are a snap…just type in the information and the software will format it perfectly.
Most importantly, our templates allow you to concentrate on the content of your paper, so you can learn about the topic rather than word processing commands. Save time and work smarter with our templates, which are available for use with Word, and MS Works. These templates are based on the 7th Ed. of the MLA Handbook and the 3rd edition of the MLA Style Manual.
What do the templates do?
Generally, Reference Point Software templates do two things:
- Set up a blank document in MLA format, ready for you to type your paper into and
- Automatically format the works cited list.
Specifically, here is what the templates do:
- Create the Header with page numbers
- Set up the proper margins, line spacing, etc.
- Place title page info in correct location
- Create an abstract page (optional), place for the body of the paper, and works cited page
- Easily add properly formatted headings
- Format each works cited entry with commas, parentheses, underlines, and indents in exactly the right spots
- Make it a snap to insert a citation into the body of the paper
- Create complex page numbering (MS Word only)
- Provide a template to easily create an outline (MS Word only)
- With Reference Point templates your citation info travels with your document. If you work on more than one computer you only need to copy one file to the other computer - your MLA document!
- Compatible with XP, Vista and Win 7, and Win 8, Win 8.1 and Win 10 (see order page for specifics)
What do the templates look like?
This is the MLA Ribbon in Word 2010:
This is the MLA menu in Word 2003 and older versions of Word. Click the Screenshots link to see the menu in other word processors.
The dialog box shown below is what you would see when you start a new paper in Word. Click here to view a demo of this step.
When you use the template to enter a reference the template makes it easy to enter the authors. The template will capitalize the names if you don't and it will insert periods after initials.
Below is the screen you fill out to make an MLA style works cited entry for a book. Notice that we give you advice as to how to fill out this form. Note, we tell you what should be capitalized in titles.
When you are ready to insert a citation into your paper the template already knows the authors you've typed in. You have to make a decision as to the style of citation but we give you the info you need to decide.
Need more info?
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