How do I make sure that my paper has the right margins?
In the MS Word ribbon, go to Page Layout and select Margins. You'll see a series of options for margins. Just click on the one that matches your citation style. For both MLA and APA, margins should be set to 1 inch on all sides:
- Click Page Layout > Margins.
- To select another page margin, click any of the other options in the Margins gallery, each of which displays the margin measurements.