Microsoft Word has default settings that are NOT what you want for an MLA, APA, or Chicago Style Paper. This guide shows you how to format your paper properly.
You have to change the settings for font, font size, paragraph spacing, indents, and headers. This guide attempts to clarify how to do this. If you have questions, ask a librarian!
Note: This guide uses images from Microsoft Word 2013, but the instructions are still applicable to newer versions of the software.