Open Microsoft Office 2007 Word. Select ribbon “Home” if not already selected. On the section “Font”, change the font to Times New Roman or Arial (the most preferred font). For the font size, select “12” point font. Make sure your default text color (“Home” Ribbon, Section “Font”, farthest right bottom button; looks like an A with a colored strip under it and a small triangle pointing down next to the A) is “Automatic” or black. In the “Paragraph” section, Click on the line spacing button (middle bottom button; has an arrow pointing up above an arrow pointing down, and four lines next to the two arrows. There is also a triangle pointing down to the right of the lines). Set your line spacing to 2.0. Go to Ribbon “Page Layout”, section “Page Setup”. Click on the first button to your left. This is the Margins button. You will choose one titled Office 2003 Default, or you can click on “Custom Margins” and specify the top and bottom margins are 1”, the left and right margins are 1.25”.
Step2Page 1 will be your cover letter. You should have the text centered on your page (ribbon strip “Home”, section “Paragraph” second button from bottom left). Press “enter” 8 times. Type the name of the project or report. Hit “enter”. Type your name or your team name (if applicable). Hit “enter”. Type either the name of your school, your professor, or your course, as directed by your teacher.
Go to ribbon “Insert”. Click on page break (third button from left, section “Pages”). This will put you to page number two.
Step4For the beginning of every paragraph, press the space bar 5 times. Do not use the tab button.
Create your report or project. For any citations, click on the “References” ribbon; section “Citations & Bibliography”. This section has 4 buttons, of which you will use all during a normal report.
Before you use this citation tool, make sure that the middle button on the...