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:

Specifically, here is what the templates do:


What do the templates look like?

This is the MLA Ribbon in Word 2010:

MLA Ribbon 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.


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