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How do I Open a Blank Document in Word 2013?

  1. Open Word 2013.
  2. Double-click the "Blank document" template after Word loads.



  3. Begin writing and editing your document.

 

**NOTE**: Other very useful templates are available when opening Word 2013, take time to explore them.

 

How do I Save My Word Document?

 

  1. Click on the "File" Tab
  2. Click “Save As”
  3. Select "Computer" and then click the "Browse" button.



    1. To save to a USB Flash Drive, click on the USB Flash Drives section
    2. At the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus - Rush Library, If you do not have a Flash Drive, go to the "library public on 'lee-spiff-1\shares' (L:)" section
 

How do I Double-Space My Research Paper?

  1. Highlight the text you want to double-space
  2. Click on the “Home” tab
  3. In the Paragraph section, click on the “Line Spacing” button 
  4. Click “Line Spacing Options”
  5. In the Spacing section, select “Double” from the “Line spacing” drop-down menu
  6. Click “OK”

 

How do I Adjust My Paper's Margins?

  1. Click on the “Page Layout” tab
  2. In the Page Setup section, click on the “Margins” button
  3. Select a margin spacing option from the list
  4. Select “Normal” for 1 inch margins on all sides (required for MLA and APA)
 

How do I Insert Page Numbers on the Top of the Page?

  1. Click on the "Insert" tab
  2. Click on the "Page Number" button
    1. Select "Top of Page"
    2. Select "Plain Number 3" to insert a right-justified page number
  3. After inserting the page number move your cursor before it and type the appropriate header [Your Last Name or Running head:]
  4. Press the tab key to left-justify your text.
 

How do I Create a Hanging Indent for my Citation Page?

  1. Highlight all the citations
  2. Click on the “Home” tab
  3. In the Paragraph section click on the bottom right arrow, to open the Paragraph dialog box (see Image Below)

  4. In the Indentation section, select “Hanging” from the “Special” drop-down menu
  5. In the By box enter 0.5
  6. Click “OK”

 

How do I insert page numbers for my MLA Paper?

  1. Click on the "Insert" tab
  2. Click on the "Page Number" button
    1. Select "Top of Page"
    2. Select "Plain Number 3" to insert a right-justified page number
    1. After inserting, move your cursor before the number and type Your Last Name for MLA papers.
 

How do I Make "Running head:" Only on the First Page of My APA Paper?

  1. Click on the "Insert" tab
  2. In the "Header & Footer" section, click on the "Header" button
    1. Near the bottom of the Header menu click "Edit Header"
  3. The "Design" tab will open and in the "Options" section check the "Different First Page" option



  4. With the Header still open click on the "Page Number" button in the "Header & Footer" section of the "Design" tab



    1. Select "Top of Page"
    2. Select "Plain Number 3" to insert a right-justified page number
      • Double-check the citation guide for APA for how to word your headers.
    1. After inserting the page number move your cursor before it and type Running head: [then a short title in all caps].
    2. Press the tab key to left-justify your Running Head.
  5. When you have finished writing your title page and have started on your second page
    1. Click on the "Insert" tab
    2. In the "Header & Footer" section, click on the "Header" button
      1. Near the bottom of the Header menu click "Edit Header"
      2. Click on the "Page Number" button in the "Header & Footer" section of the "Design" tab
        1. Select "Plain Number 3" to insert a right-justified page number
        2. After inserting the page number move your cursor before it and type the short title in all caps only.
        3. Press the tab key to left-justify your short title.

To download a sample APA Paper click the document below.

 

How do I Open my Works, WordPad, or OpenOffice Document?

To open a Works or OpenOffice/LibreOffice word processing document in Word, follow these steps:

  1. Start Word.
  2. Select the "Open Other Documents" link



  3. To locate your document select "Computer" and then click the "Browse" button.
    1. Locate where the file is Saved [USB Drive]
    2. Select "All Files" from the Files of type drop-down menu



    3. Select the Works (.wps) or OpenOffice/LibreOffice (.odt) word processing document that you want to open, and then click Open.

* NOTE * Some of the formatting of the document may have changed; double-check your document before printing or submitting. If you want your document to be compatable with both Works and Word you may want to change the "Save as Type" to "Rich Text Format" or "RTF".

 

How do I Open my Mac .pages file to edit and print?

Before submitting your work to your Professor your Pages file will most likely need to be converted to Word's .doc or .docx format.

  1. To save your document from Pages into Word, with the document open, go to the File menu in Pages and then click the Export... option.

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  1. Select the Word option from the Export Menu.
    **NOTE** If you only wish to Print the file to the Campus wēpa Printing system you may download the Printing drivers onto your personal computer with the "How do I Install the Drivers on my Personal Computer/Laptop?" instructions.

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  1. Click next and give the file an easy to find location and name.

 

Converting iWork Pages documents to Word

Converting .pages file Online from Library Computers

  1. Download your pages file from the web or locate the document on your USB
  2. Go to: https://cloudconvert.org/pages-to-docx
  3. Click the "Select files" button and locate the saved document
    **NOTE** You DO NOT need to provide your email address or upload the file to Dropbox

  4. Then click the "Start Conversion" button

  1. The file will start the conversion process and will show a green "Download" button when it is finished converting.
  2. Click on the "Download" button and then you can open your file in Word.

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