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How do I make a block quote in Word for my mla style paper?

Last Updated: Apr 09, 2014  |  95925 Views

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Here is how to create a block quote in Word. Once you have typed in the text you want for your block quote:

  1. Hit enter before the first word of the quote, and after the last word of the quote.
  2. Highlight the text
  3. Right click and select paragraph
  4. Under indent change left to 1".
Answered by Kathryn ParkEmail Answer

Other Answers / Comments (3)

  1. Thanks so much, this really helps!
    by Kim on Apr 23, 2014.
  2. How can I get rid of the tab on my block quotation?
    by Michael Thompson on Jun 29, 2014.
  3. If you just created the block quote, you can hit the "Undo" button. It's the blue arrow at the very top of the tabs on the left.

    If that isn't available, highlight the paragraph you want to "unblock" and right-click. Select the Paragraph menu from the list of options.

    Under the Indentation area, change the number in the Left: box to 0". The Special menu should say none.

    Essentially, you are just reversing the steps listed in the first question.

    If you just want the first line to be indented, put your cursor in front of the first word and hit the tab key.
    by Erin McDaniel on Jun 30, 2014.

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