Answered By: Katie Hutchison
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2016     Views: 628


Link to instructions for Microsoft Word 2016 (you can also open a new Word template in either MLA or APA and your document will be formatted for you).

Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Word 2010: 

  1. On the View tab, select the Print Layout document view. 

  2. Double click the header area of the document. 

  3. On the Header & Footer Tools Design tab, in the Options group, select the check box for Different First Page. 

  4. In the First Page Header box at the top of page 1, type Running head: and then your abbreviated title. 

  5. Go to page 2 of your document and delete the phrase Running head. 

  6. On page 1, Running head will remain in your first page header, and only your abbreviated title will appear on subsequent pages. 

For Word 2003 instructions, click here.

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